Eli and I were driving to the store today, to look for maple leaf-shaped baking pans. Arlo’s 7th birthday is Canada Day and I thought I might make him a cake for the first time in 7 years but like all my ideas, this one is harder to execute than you might expect. Canada Day may as well not be happening at Michaels Craft Store and Winners/Homesense.
Eli said, “It sure is raining.”
I said, “Yup. But, it’s June. It always rains a lot in June. Remember last summer when we left for Ontario and it was raining? And then when we got there, it was SO HOT.”
“Yes, I remember,” Eli said.
I turned left at the corner.
“I have a picture of that day in my head,” Eli continued. “the day we arrived in Ontario.”
“Yeah. And it’s hot in the picture. And there was a car seat just for me in grandma and grandad’s car.”
“It’s too bad you can’t come in my brain and see the pictures too,” he said.
“It is too bad,” I said.
“The small part of my brain is showing the pictures to the big part of my brain.”
I laughed out loud, even though Eli doesn’t like it when you laugh out loud because he hasn’t figured out yet if you’re laughing with him or at him.
“I’m laughing because it’s a great picture in *my* brain now. Of your big brain and your little brain,” I explained.
“It is kind of funny,” he allowed.
Clara! I love your brain! And Eli’s too. It’s raining just as much in Ontario this year. Blah.
Also I read this yesterday and chuckled because I totally identify with big brain and little brain.