Mouths of babes

So at some point last week our nanny Eryn and her friends were messing about with a Ouija board, and I guess the boys were in the room when she was telling me about its mystical properties.*

Just now:

Rhys: Fisher, do you know what a Ouija board is?

Fisher: I think that it’s a thing that you ask it a question, like “Who’s smarter, Obama or Bush?” and it goes whir-whir-whir-BOING! and says “OBAMA.”

Rhys: No, I think it’s a thing that you ask it a question you don’t already know. Like “Who’s going to win this campaign?”

Fisher: You have to be more specific than that.

Rhys: OK, so like “Who’s going to win this campaign, Obama or McCain, in 2008?”

Fisher: And then what does it say?

Rhys: I think that depends on who’s using it.

Fisher: Whir-whir-whir-BOING.

Rhys: Sproing.

The one and only time I ever played with a Ouija board was at Penny Wong’s house when I was in the sixth grade, and the thing swore up and down I was going to marry Brian Pittman (not the Brian Pittman who was the bassist for Christian “rock” band Relient K). If I remember correctly, this caused some distress, as I was not the only one in our little gaggle who was planning on marrying Brian Pittman. But Brian did ask me to dance at the eighth-grade graduation gala, and that was pretty much the next best thing.

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Writer, cook and trivia/spelling bee hostess, living it up in North Portland.
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1 Response to Mouths of babes

  1. I want both boys in my Explorers class. I hope you’re aware of that. It’s officially 8 to 10 year olds, but I’ll let 7 year olds in as well. 🙂 I need to have conversations like this one. Please please please sign them up. You can read the class description on the VH website. They changed the Village Life classes, and now have Village Explorers for 8 to 10 year olds. But I mentioned that above, didn’t I. It’s the red wine.
    I’m having visa issues with my daughter… keep life interesting, you know. How boring would it be if things just worked out as they’re supposed to…. Ugh!!

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