Thursday, July 29, 2010

Poker Face

Since it's Eli's birthday this week, I'm having more stories about him than usual.

Eli 8.11 learned how to play poker while he was in Shreveport with his mom a few weeks ago. Then, while he was channel surfing one night (channel surfing for him is Disney XD, Nickelodeon, ESPN, and the NHL Network, basically), he found one of the World Series Of Poker shows, and he was instantly hooked. Now, we play Texas Hold 'Em every night for at least thirty minutes.

Last night, he came to me and said, "Dad, let's play OFFICIAL poker tonight, just like on television." I said that would be great, and when he came to the table, he looked like this:

His game needs some work, but I think he's already got the look down pat.

He also has a favorite joke, one that he never gets tired of telling. "Dad, there are two muffins in an oven," he says. "The first muffin says to the second muffin, 'It's getting hot in here.'  The second muffin looks at the first muffin and says, 'OH MY GOD--A TALKING MUFFIN!' "

The first time he told it to me, he said, "See, it's FUNNY because the second muffin is ALSO talking."

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