Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Waffles and Pancakes

Last night Big Kid showed me a drawing he did of himself as an adult sitting at a desk. The desk had a computer on it (with Windows XP--Big Kid is a die hard fan of that particular operating system and apparently plans to use it well into adulthood regardless of technological advancements), a small photo of three little people and a larger picture of a girl in a picture frame that had flowers around it and said "Cupcakes" at the bottom.

His own name plate said "Waffles." That's his class nickname.

His girl friend who is not his girlfriend's class nickname is Pancakes. When I exclaimed in delight how adorable it was that their names coordinated, he scoffed and declared it a coincidence.

"What is this?" I asked.

"Me in 30 years at my desk. I have a wife and 3 kids."

"Is Cupcakes the wife?"


"You should have named her Pancakes."

His jaw hardened and he glared up at me, with a slight snap of his head.

"What?" I asked.

"WHY would her name be PANCAKES?" He asked, angrily.

"Dude...I just thought it would be cute. You know, because it goes so well with Waffles."

He was seething mad, just staring at me.

"Just not sure why you'd pick that name."

"Just because--"

"Particularly since I told you that's J.'s nickname..."

"Oh, I...forgot? I just thought it would be cute."

"Not cute." He declared before stomping off to his room.

I'm going to drop it but his future wife "Cupcakes" looks a lot like the way he draws his current friend "Pancakes."

Just saying.

It is cute.