Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Slinky Lincoln!"

As the story goes, Eldra's father bought her a Lincoln for her first car. It was some time in the 30's. for some reason over the past couple of years, she has started talking about that car, and all Lincons she passes on the road.

She calls them "Slinky Lincoln's". Well she really calls them "SLINKY LINCOLNS!" And she likes to draw out the first word forever, and shout the whole thing at the top of her voice while you are driving. Which is equally as frightening as when she sees a UPS truck.

It's exhilarating really. It causes you to get a rush of adrenaline and you could probably lift a car with one hand after she says it. So at least there's that.

The thing is, that I have a three year old who just adores Eldra. And he listens to her, and likes to say the things that she says. So when she says "Slinky Lincoln", there is also an echo (with a three year old lisp which makes it sound like "Swinkie Wincun") which carries to the back seat of the car.

It's awesome.

Last week this three year old was playing with a little toy he had gotten in some goody bag somewhere. It was a little plastic slinky. And he called it his "Swinkie Wincun".

I died.

It blew my mind the correlation his young mind made. And I laughed to myself about it a few times.

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