Tuesday, August 5, 2008

"Extended Boom Fork-Lift"

That would be E.B.F.L. for short. What does it have to do with anything? I have no idea. But for some reason as we drove home in the dark from a long, late baseball game (with 7 deliriously sleepy kids) this became the topic of conversation initiated by 7 year old Sam. The boys have been glued to a movie about all types of trucks and diggers lately, and apparently this is something Sam found interesting. He tried to explain in great detail to me how it works, what it does, etc. But in my simple mommy mind it sounded mostly like "blah, blah, blah, blah." I finally had to shush him, and ask him to explain to me tomorrow morning after a few cups of coffee had worked their magic. Apparently he thought I was joking, because he talked about it continuously for almost the entire hour-long drive home. Eventually I couldn't keep from giggling everytime he said it. Go ahead...say it outloud "Extended Boom Fork-Lift." Now repeat that 7,000 times. It starts to work on you, doesn't it. He and I were both giddy with EBFL by the time we got home. I can't wait till breakfast, so I can be the first to say it. I hope I catch him off guard. It'll make him laugh, and say "good one, mom!" I can hear it already.

By the way, the game was "Awesome" and the rain held off. Couldn't have been a nicer evening.


Anonymous said...

I thought of your conversation with Sam about EBFL when my husband talked a little about fork lifts at Crown to me last night!!

You put a smile to my face!

jamie said...

please tell me it sounded a lot like "blah, blah, blah" to you too!