Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Thanks, PBS

The downside of having a kid who doesn't watch commercial TV is that he doesn't ask for anything normal at Christmas time. His wish list includes a tree house (he wanted one of these for his birthday, too - we're working on it) and a "weather-thing" which he explained like this:

A: "It has mountains and you can make the clouds come out and rain, and then you can make them go away and make the sun shine."

Me: "Uh-huh. So does this all, like, happen inside a box?"

A: "No, it just happens wherever you are."

Me: "So you sort of make your own weather happen over the mountains?"

A: "Yep."

Me: "You know, buddy, I've never seen anything like that. I'm not sure Santa has something like that."

A (rolling eyes): "He could have his elves make it."

Duh. If you tell me the dude can get around the world in 24 hours, then he's gotta be able to make a small scale ecosystem, right? Pssshhh.

Hope he's not too disappointed when Santa brings him some Knex instead.

3 comments:

Gary Oxford said...

This made me think of Crowded House's song "Weather With You", the chorus of which is, "Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you." Maybe A is on to something. Personal portable climate control. He's got to be able to get some venture capital for that, even on just a conceptual level.

HeyItsBeej said...

Hee! Kev's getting KNEX too!!!

Kimberly said...

I think he maybe wants a blue screen?

 
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