This weekend Ralexwin has a 4-day pass from the military and is going to come visit the Irish Twins for their birthdays. We haven't told them he's coming, but we have told them they have a big surprise headed their way.
Naturally the questions started raining down after that announcement.
"What is it?"
"Is it a light saber?"
--I'm not answering specifics like that.
"What color is it?"
--Umm, white.... sometimes it has green on it.
"Is it from Dad?"
"Does it have to do with the Army?"
"Is it an alien?"
--No, but I find it funny you associate aliens with the military.
"Is it a robot?"
--What exactly do you think your dads job is?
"Is it a toy?"
"But you can play with it?"
"Grown up games or kid games?"
--It knows some fun grown up games, but it can handle kid games too. (I was rather pleased with this answer, by the way)
"Is it an Army Jeep?"
--Not answering specifics.
"I'll bet it's a Jeep."
Now I'm a little worried that my kids are actually going to be disappointed to see their dad! I mean, it's just dad... how on earth can that compare to an alien, a robot, or their own car!
I hope we didn't make a mistake by keeping this quiet.