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.


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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