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28 August 2012 @ 07:45 pm
Quirky Kid Story  
Oh the way home from dinner this evening...

Ethan. (Sticks a toothpick between his front teeth and turns to his mother) Hey! Look at me! I'm one of those.... Um... One of those...

Aaron. (From the backseat, helpfully) ...Idiots?

Carrie. (snaps fingers, is reproachful while stifling a giggle) AJ!

Aaron. Sorry.

Carrie. Ethan, he's sorry. Continue.

Ethan. (glares at his brother) I was just saying, with the toothpick, I look like one of those things.

Carrie. What things?

Ethan. Those things. You know, they're a cross between a whale and a unicorn.

Carrie. What?

Aaron. (helpful again) Oh. On ELF. The cartoon thing. A narwhal.

Ethan. Yeah, the narwhal comes out of the water and says, "Bye Buddy," and Buddy says, "Bye Mr. Narwhal."

Carrie. Is that a real thing? That's not a real thing, surely.

Ethan. (Looks at his mother in shock) Yeeees, it is. Where have you been?

I've seen ELF at least twenty times. Yet evidently, to answer my 12 year-old's question, I've been living in a world where the narwhal did not exist. After Googling, I can determine only that the internet says it's a real thing. But I won't know for sure until I see one for myself. And since underwater creatures aren't really my thing, I'll have to get used to uncertainty.
I am:: in bed
I feel:: skeptical
I hear:: Grimm
Elle Blessingway: Animated: Ur Fail Amuses Meelle_blessing on August 29th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
Mala13oct on August 29th, 2012 07:54 am (UTC)
lol I love the banter. :)
Not a lady at all: wordy: sarcasticcosmo_jenny on August 29th, 2012 12:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there are a real thing.

And while the horn comes out of their foreheads, your son was indeed correct putting the toothpick in his mouth because as far as I know, the horn is an extra tooth.
mollywheezy: Animaniacs--clearmollywheezy on August 29th, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
LOL at the family banter. I have never seen ELF, but have seen a narwhal--25 years ago at an aquarium my family visited. So definitely a real thing.
Carmen: misc ~ art birdhumbuggirl on August 29th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
I may have just watched a National Geographic vid on youtube because I still can't believe this is a real creature.