March 2010, 2 years old
At some point right around when The Kidling turned two, she became aware of Nemo. You know, that fish from the eponymous movie. At that point Alice didn’t even know what a television was, but that is neither here nor there (nor is it even remotely the case as of this writing. She is obsessed with PBS—or “PPS” as she calls it).
But Alice, clever kidling that she is, made another association. Every time she saw a clownfish, she squealed with excitement:
And for the rest of my days, I will never see a clownfish without thinking of that.