Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The birthday truck

Scene - dining room table this morning during breakfast. I am eating my granola cereal with my laptop off to the side. Kai is eating his yogurt with granola.



Kai: I can't wait until the birthday truck comes. Is your birthday in April?

Me: [confused] the birthday truck? uh.... yes, it is. [curious] What's a birthday truck?

Kai: A birthday truck is what comes and it brings birthdays. [long pause while he spoons yogurt and granola into his mouth, then continues] and presents! I can't wait for the birthday truck to come!

Me: [deciding that I need to write this down I grab the laptop and open up notepad to record this] what made you think of birthdays?

Kai: I don't know. I think of presents for the birthdays!

Me: [trying to figure out what spawned this discussion] Who's coming on the birthday truck?

Kai: Uncle Paul. [pause] Does Uncle Paul have a birthday truck? I don't know if he does. [Goes back to eating his yogurt as though this conversation was completely normal.]

Incidentally, if you google "birthday truck", the first link is this poem. In google images, the first image is this playmobile truck. Who knew?

3 comments:

Pete said...

I'm expecting the birthday truck tomorrow.

meg & critch said...

Hey! Trucks bring presents here too...but in a round about way.

Becky said...

Pete - I actually remembered while I was writing this that your birthday is today... Happy birthday, my friend! I hope the birthday truck brings you lots of fun surprises!