1.12.2009

Four Score and Seven Years Ago...

This has the potential to be a long story with a very small payoff. However, it was the funniest thing to happen to me this weekend, so I thought I would share.

On Saturday, the girl with the green eyes and I went to a baby shower for some friends of ours. It was as good as a baby shower can be I guess (the guys escaped upstairs to watch the game and play poker, so I still have absolutely no clue what happens at a baby shower).

There were several people there that we had never met before, so Candice did her job of working the room and I grabbed a sandwich and hit the corner of the couch giving off the ever so friendly "don't bother me" vibe. Which worked.

One couple had brought their 2 year old son and he quickly became the life of the party. Partly because he would jump of the couch onto the oversized ottoman, doing as many summersaults along the way as he could, and partly because the kid is a whiz kid.

I'm not kidding. He could name the states in alphabetical order. He knew the pre-amble to the constitution. He could name all of our presidents in order. It was amazing. Did I mention he was 2?

Later on, we had dinner at my inlaws house with my sister-in-law (Stefanie) and her soon-to-be-deployed marine boyfriend. We were discussing the wunderkid and this was the conversation.

Me:...yeah, this kid was amazing. He knew the presidents, the pre-amble....He even knew the Gettysburg Address!

Stefanie: That's not that impressive. Everyone knows that at some point. I know it.

Me: You know the Gettysburg Address?

Stef: Yeah, everybody does. It's like something something Pennsylvania Avenue.

Me: (falling on the floor laughing)

End Scene.

7 comments:

joshuaobserves said...

ahahahahahagggrhhhhhrrahahrrggggghhhh. Are you smarter than a 5th grader? How about a two year old? Nope!

Betsy said...

omg. i feel like my sister and stefanie would get along really well and make perfect sense to each other.

bill said...

That is INCREDIBLE! Hahaha...

Anonymous said...

Jake, are you not worried that some of her genes are in Chloe?

Betsy said...

i have to take my comment back. i asked my sister what the gettysburg address was and she quoted more of it than i could. shoot.

cara. said...

i died a little inside. i love that i read your blog every 5 months. subscribing today. hope you're well, brother bear.

Anonymous said...

give me a break :)