Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Eli 12.10

We were playing Lego Undercover and a driver honked at Eli 12.10. "Hey, buddy, I have a horn, too!" he said.

We drove past a Bed, Bath, and Beyond store, which Eli called "Bed, Bath, and Body." Pretty close, really.

Eli has now mastered saying " 'MERICA!" in appropriate satirical situations.

Eli went to see one of his friends, and was introduced to a group of girls (long story). His friend told him later that one of the girls asked him, "Who's the hot kid in the King's hat?"

During the Calder Cup Playoffs, we were there for Game One of the Finals. During a Stars home game, at the point in the national anthem where the word "stars" appears (twice), everyone yells "STARS!" and keeps singing.

Because the final series was against St. John's, we were treated to the Canadian anthem as well, which I think is the most beautiful anthem in the world. We know the words now, so we happily sang along. Then, during our own national anthem, I was singing along (much, much more softly), and muttered "stars" when I actually should have said "stripes."

This was a magnificent gaffe of epic proportions, and Eli started laughing so hard he could barely stand up. After that, at any point he could just say "STARS!" out of nowhere and we'd start laughing.

Three days later, we were coming out of a movie, and he said he needed to go to the bathroom. He walked in, and a few seconds later walked out. "Um, that was the LADIES bathroom," he said, blushing.

"Yes!" I said. "Now we are in a situation of mutually assured destruction." He started laughing, and from that day forward, when he says "STARS!", I just say "HELLO, ladies."

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