Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Outwitting carnies

I haven't posted much about Dan lately. The kid does still live with us and he's getting cuter and more engaging by the day. He's mimicking and babbling a lot and every once in a while, we hear a word clearly. Tonight, he said chicken because we were having chicken for dinner. What happened after dinner is more proof that he's just the most intelligent baby ever.

Jim got out the bunny grahams, which are the only cookies I've found with no trans fats or high fructose corn syrup. Ugh. Why?? Why do food companies insist on using unhealthy ingredients in foods marketed to children? Anyhow, he showed him the cookie in his right hand. Then he clasped his hands together, shook them up and asked Dan to pick the hand with the cookie. The first three times, Dan picked the right hand. Each time, the cookie was in the left hand. On the fourth try, Jim asked him to pick, he looked at Jim, though for a second and shook his head vigorously. Then he picked the left hand and he was right.

So, he's smart enough for us to take him down the Midway at the State Fair. Carnies can't fool him!

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