The Gremlin said this once he found out that I was leaving on a business trip for a week
“But when you come back, are you coming back to this house?”
Good to know the move didn’t traumatize him.
“Well, what do you think? Do you like it?”
“I’m not sure, I think I need another…”
“Here you go. What do you think now?”
“No, I still can’t tell. I need one more.”
“Okay, how about now?”
“Mmmmm, I still can’t tell, but I think I could if I had one more…”
“Okay, here’s a handful.”
“Oh awesome, these things are great!”
“So you do like them?”
“Aw man! Yeah…. I guess….”
The Mother of the Gremlin and I frequently enjoy chuckling at situations where the Gremlin acts more mature than his four years would usually indicate, like when he doesn’t hit at the park when kids shove him or when he asks other kids to do his dirty work for him.
There are times the Gremlin will get his hands dirty, though – especially when attempting to create his legend. Such was the case the other day at the Woodland Park Zoo. The Gremlin waited for half of his party to go off in search of directions, and then approached the other half of the party (the MOTG).
“Momma, I need your bag. Thanks. Okay, now don’t watch me.”
He proceeded to hoist the bag over his shoulder and wait until the MOTG wasn’t looking directly at him. The Gremlin then moved around the corner where he found the penguin exhibit, and where one of the curious tuxedo-wearing animals was sitting by the fence.
The Gremlin leaned against the barrier and let the bag drape open.
“Hey! Penguin! Hey, if you get in here, I’ll give you M&Ms! If you do it quick, nobody will know. Promise!”
Favorite Toy of the Week: Black Seas Barracuda (I found my old Legos and put it together over last weekend)
Also, I found a video of the Gremlin playing Star Wars on the Xbox.