My youngest son is pure entertainment these days. At 18 months old, a few of the more discernible things he says to us are 'yeah' and 'no' and 'huh?', so the kids have taken to asking him questions to determine their fate. It's sort of like having our own real-life Magic 8 Ball.
Wouldn't it be awesome if those things really worked? For people like myself who struggle to make decisions a truly magical Magic 8 Ball would be welcomed. One which could answer questions beyond the limits of yes/no answers would be at the top of my Christmas list.
Just the other day my 5-year-old boy was asking some questions of our little 18-month-old magic ball of knowledge and the answers (amidst much giggling) were remarkably accurate.
Am I a boy? Yeah.
Is mom a girl? Yeah.
Do you wear diapers? Yeah.
(giggling) Does mom wear diapers? No.
Is mom a crazy cuckoo? Yeah.
You see what I mean? It's uncanny how accurate his answers are. But when I try asking him things everything seems to go awry...
Which store has the best price on milk right now? Huh?
What should I make for dinner tonight? No.
Where did you hide my keys? (quizzical look)
As cute as our little ball of answers is, he is definitely not the solution to remedy my lack of decision-making ability. So if anyone happens upon a truly Magical 8-Ball in the course of their holiday shopping, can you pick me up an extra?
I'll even pay the shipping...
(I'd love to hear what's at the top of YOUR Christmas list this year!)