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.*
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.
*N.B. 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.