The Newest Family Member

One of my good friends went to Thailand to do humanitarian work several months ago.  Being the sweet darling she is, she brought back a hand-made dinosaur for Tornado E and a hand-made water buffalo for Tornado S.  Tornado E adores Toothy, sleeping with him every night.  But the poor water buffalo got the short end of the stick since Tornado S’s true love is his blanky.

Today Tornado E was playing with the water buffalo, playing with the horns, singing his version of “Where is Thumpkin?”  Then Tornado E left to keep his daddy company as daddy dressed.  Lucky daddy; they don’t bother him when he’s in the shower.  I walked in a minute later to put some jewelry away as the boys tend to sneak into the boxes and play with them.

The Husband: Tornado E was just telling me that he wants the – what do you call this?

Me: A water buffalo.

The Husband: Right.  Tornado E doesn’t want another baby.  He wants us to raise the water buffalo.  It’s going to need food and love, and it will get bigger.

Me: Really?

Tornado E: And he’s name is Horny!

What?

Me and The Husband: What?

Tornado E: His name is Horny!

Tornado E smiled at our hooting laughter and his cleverness.

(And I bet you thought I was talking about the Munchkin.)

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The Brain

Evan: What is he holding?

Me: He’s holding a brain.

Evan: It looks like a mouth!

Me: Yes, it does look funny. But it’s a brain.

Evan: What’s that?

Me: It’s in your head. I have one in my head. Everyone has one in their heads. They help you think and do things.

Evan: It’s not in my head! There’s nothing in my head!

Me: (giggling) You have one, I promise you.

Evan: Wait! Master Mantis is in my head!

Me: (Laughing)

Evan: He’s giving me candy!

Then Evan stared at me, wondering why I was laughing so hard.


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