There is a new boy in town. His name is "I Love Trains." This new boy hails from Trainville, where he attends Kindergarten. He only answers to his name, I Love Trains, and if called BOY will immediately make it clear that BOY has left the building. Or perhaps...is napping. Napping. Yeah, right.
Not to be undone, GIRL has joined in the amusement. She is no longer GIRL, but "Older GIRL". She hails from San Francisco, and has traveled by Trolley car to arrive here.
At first JCK thought this was a short, cute, one night phase. Apparently not. No, apparently, this phase is going to be around for a while. Especially since her children, formerly known as BOY & GIRL, have been observed using this new, creative name tool in the vegetable wars. As in...I love Trains and Older GIRL have a great disdain for and refuse to eat all vegetables. Yes, pretty much all.
However, Ol' JCK has been around the block a few times. Oh, yes, she has! And so it was with extreme cleverness and self-congratulation, that she has convinced BOY & GIRL that frozen spinach added to a smoothie makes for incredibly strong and fast running children. And they bought it... Hook, line and
sucker! with little green teeth smiles. JCK herself, is also quick on the draw. She has been seen taking a big sip of the green smoothie and then, sight unseen, spitting the verdant swill into the kitchen sink. Or was that after hearing Sarah Palin's voice on NPR this morning? She just can't remember...