While playing "goofy" with daddy the other night, NHV started running/skipping/galloping around the upstairs hallway. Apparently she was pretending to be a pony. When CPV asked about her pony name, NHV replied, "Mine name is Taffy." We both got a good chuckle out of that random answer.
Well, Taffy-in the midst of running around like a crazy child - stubbed her toe, to which Chad said, "Oh, are you okay, Taffy? Maybe you should put on your horsey shoes."
Natalie thought this was hilarious - the idea that a horse would wear shoes. In her cute little toddler-ese, she said, "Daddy, horseys no wear shoes. Dat silly."
Seizing the moment to teach something new, CPV grabbed the nearest crayon and scrap of paper. With Natalie's rapt attention, he began drawing and explaining a horse's hoof and metal shoe. I believe he even told her the shoes were made from a metal called steel ... it's little details like this that make me smile when I eavesdrop on their conversations.
Once she had an understanding, Chad proceeded to put horseshoes on Taffy's feet. Amidst a lot of giggling, he lifted her foot and pretended to hammer a shoe onto the bottom ... and off Taffy ran ... into the sunset!