Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Both Short and Knobby

Smiley used a silly word juxtaposition three weeks ago, while playing with his toy front loader.  He was pretending to adjust the knobs on the wheels, but called them "ear plugs".  This confused me for a moment, then when I asked if he meant "lug nuts" he agreed.

He hears both occasionally, but obviously not often enough to make a firm impression.

I wonder how memory works, that short, knobby things on hubcaps become confused with short, knobby things that Daddy wears in his ears when using the leaf blower?

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