Today’s chronicle – car date 11.3.2010:
Bonzo: “It’s 7:11, let’s go to 7-11!”
(followed by an explanation of why she said that – apparently it dates back to her childhood)
Binky: “my friends and I do the 11:11 thing where you make a wish.”
The Captain: “I thought it was a prayer at 11:11”
Binky: “prayer, wish…whatever”
The Captain: “Just think about next year on 11/11/11 at 11:11”
Binky and Bonzo then go on about 12/12/12 at 12:12 and Bonzo says something about 2013 and then a bicker match occurs.
Binky: “you can’t do 13”
Bonzo: “yes you can if you use military time”
Binky: “but you can’t do 13”
Bonzo….says something about military time again
Binky: “there is no 13th month”
Bonzo: (blah blah something unintelligble) “Listen young lady!”
Binky: “You can’t call me young lady!”
Bonzo: “I’m older than you”
Binky: “ Not in the way you…you…act. Besides, we are in the same grade so that makes you my PEER. Calling me ‘young lady’ is condescending!”
Oddly enough, Bonzo does not deny this accusation about the way she acts. She OWNS IT!
Binky: “besides, you aren’t even a year older. You were born in April.”
Bonzo: “ummm yeah, I am a year plus older because I was BORN IN APRIL! I was a year old BEFORE you were born.”
Once again…the ‘tuck and roll’ option reared it’s ugly head and at one point I had to make note that the van had come to a complete stop and they were therefore allowed to simply take it outside, and then the light changed to green. They were actually PRAYING for red lights on the way to school so they could “take it outside”
THEN…they decided that I needed a “code name” other than referring to myself as The Captain. Of course the one thing they could agree on was that it should be Captain plus some combination of THEIR code names. Binky wants “Captain Bonky” and Bonzo wants “Captain Bonko” but as you can CLEARLY see, I have chosen to remain simply The Captain. I win!
Then, my saving grace, the song that brought it all back to normal “Love Like Woe” by The Ready Set came on the radio. It might have been 2 notes into the music and Binky was all “TURN THIS UP! TURN THIS UP!” And like a good mom, knowing that it would bring the crazy to an end if they would simply SHUT UP AND SING… I obliged.
Sing us out The Ready Set!