This was a recent conversation I had with one of Mini-Me’s friends when I went to pick him up from school the other day.
The kid, who I have never seen before in my life, ran up to me, and said:
Kid: Hey, aren’t you Joey’s Dad?
Studly: Yup, that’s right.
Kid: I’m Joel!
Studly: Hi Joel….. What’s up?
Kid: Not much….. Hey have you ever heard of Harry Houdini?
Studly: Yes, as a matter of fact, I have.
Kid: No you haven’t…. you’re lying.
Studly: No, I don’t lie.
Kid: Ok then, if you know who he is, then tell me.
Studly: Harry Houdini was a famous magician and escape artist.
Kid: Wow, that’s right! You DO know who he is…
Studly: Told ya.
Kid: Did ya know he was Jewish?
Studly: That, I did NOT know….
Kid: Yup, he was Jewish….. JUST LIKE ME!
And with that, he ran off as quickly as he came, with the hugest shit-eating grin on his face, like he was SO damn proud that he shared the same religion with Houdini. I kept picturing him running home, cutting out a picture of Houdini and glueing it to a scrapbook full of pictures of other famous Jewish people, saying to himself “Yup, Houdini’s one of ours! We’ve got another one! WOO HOO!”
Made me chuckle all the way home. I really do love kids.
And not just MAKING them. Although THAT isn’t so bad either….