Monday, February 26, 2007

I give you: the USAC

I bring you to a conversation I had with Kai while we were en route to the Oscar Party we attended last night. I'm driving, and Kai is in his car seat. (Keith is absent - he is at work on his second-last shift EVER at the very fancy kitchen store.) As we drive by the Baseline Reservoir:

Kai: Look, ice.

Me: Yes... it's very frozen, isn't it?

I notice a flock of water fowl near an opening in the water.

Me: Hey - do you see the ducks, Kai? Actually, those are Canada Geese. Do you see the Canada Geese, Kai?

Kai: I was born in Canada.

Me: That's right, buddy. You certainly were.

Kai: Do I live in Canada?

Me: No, Kai... we live in the United States of America.

Kai: I'm going to say... the United States of America {beat} Canada.

Me: [laughing] That's a great idea, Kai...

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From the mouths of babes.

(I take little credit for his devotion to his native country, but I can at least relish in it.)

4 comments:

Shannon said...

This from the woman who wore a Canada hat throughout most of her last visit to Ontario, and stuck temporary tatoos of little red maple leaves and little tiny Canada Flags on herself, her kid, her husband and her friend last July 1...

No, no patriotism here *at all* ;)

Becky said...

I didn't say "no credit".

But honestly - I think this kid is just naturally patriotic. We just tell him facts, and he comes up with the anecdotes.

Go Leafs! (Actually... I owe my friend John an ice cream today because the Canadiens won last night.)

ewe are here said...

You mean it's not the 51st state???

heh heh

Kidding. Kidding.

Bones said...

that would be great! there would be one less anthem to sit through at the start of a hockey game. And we'd OWN at the winter olympics.