Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Captain Obvious Lives Here.

Calvin loves superheroes.  He also believes wholeheartedly that he is one.  Today I figured out that his superhero name must be "Captain Obvious".

At lunch Cal was munching on some string cheese when he posed the deep question, "Mommy, why do you think they call it 'string cheese'?"

Knowing that a half thought out answer can - and often does - come back to bite me in the bum for at least a half hour, I gave it some thought.  

"Well, because when you eat it, it peels off like a million little strings."  (Whew.  Good.  That ought to satisfy him...for now.)

Cal looked at the string cheese and looked at me with a face that conveyed disbelief at how dumb his mother is.

"Uh", he said just a little sarcastically, "Or maybe it's because it's made of cheese."

Well, hello Captain Obvious.

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