This is a flashback post, from when Crappy Boy was three. This is one of those magical moment memories.
One morning, we’re playing a game where Crappy Boy makes things appear and disappear.
He waves a magic wand and says some magic words and then tells me that there is a monster on the sofa. I pretend to be scared and ask him to make it disappear. He does.
This is how the game works. He makes something scary appear, I react to it and then he makes it disappear and I act relieved.
After a while, it moves from scary to silly. He gives me a cat tail (that I pretend to sit on and trip over) and various other novel appendages.
Then he says:
And I reply:
I’m trying to explain that it won’t really work for our game since he isn’t here.
Still, Crappy Boy swishes his magic wand and says some magic words and grants Crappy Papa a unicorn horn:
We sit in silence for a moment.
Just looking at each other.
Then Crappy Boy says:
I still laugh when I picture Crappy Papa driving to work with a unicorn horn on his head that he doesn’t notice.
Come to think of it, Crappy Boy never said the magic words to remove the horn. This means he’s had it for four years without knowing! Imagine!
And a quick update totally unrelated to unicorn horns – my book is back in select Target locations! And there is a coupon. Check your local Target store for my book at get $1.50 off with this coupon.
(You can print in black and white if you prefer. And yes, coupon may be redeemed in any store where the book is sold – given retailer acceptance. Click the links above to print the coupon.)
And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.