February 13, 2006

A Holiday For Everyone

Last fall we got an Audobon calendar from our insurance agent. It wasn't quite what I wanted to hang on the wall (what with the insurance advertisement at the bottom of each page), but the pictures were pretty, so we stuck in the art cupboard with all the papers and detritus. Yesterday The Boy pulled out the calendar and excitedly announced that he'd found the calendar we should use next year.

I attempted to explain that a 2006 calendar wouldn't really work next year, and although I don't think he ever really believed me, he lay down on the floor to study the pictures and all the holidays on the calendar.

He was a bit disturbed to discover that April Fool's Day was not listed as an official holiday, but was glad to know it fell on the same date every year. I was able to raise his estimation of my intelligence by successfully predicting the days that Easter, Thanksgiving and Election Day fell on. He was also impressed that I knew the Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve were on the same day of the week. Sometimes The Boy seems teenager-like in his ability to think his parents no nothing, so it is pleasant to be able to wow him with some basic trivia.

Then he exclaimed, "Vegetarian's Day!?! I didn't know they had a holiday for vegetarians!" I glanced over his shoulder. "Veteran's Day, Son. Not Vegetarian's Day."


That's cute.

We asked Jordan what she wants to be when she grows up and she said "an animal doctor"
My son said "oh a Vegetarian?" in his attempt to make her an easy joke.
She said "NO, duh, that is a person who likes vegetables"

Pretty good for 7 huh?

Posted by: mary at February 13, 2006 10:16 AM

You know, it seems to me that the Boy's malapropism is one that would never have occurred 10 - 20 years ago. Interesting to think that some social changes can be tracked by malaprop.

Posted by: Patricia at February 13, 2006 04:02 PM