I have to say I encountered many "interesting" situations working in the Staffing Industry that yielded some pretty entertaining stories. Like the guy that left my desk, MID-INTERVIEW to ride his bike around the parking lot and DRINK A BEER! Or the story of the chick who, post-interview, proceeded to eat and entire business card at the interviewers desk. She ate it. As in, ingested the business card. Yep. While these stories were entertaining, and quite unique, NONE of them compare to the endearing stories I will be able to tell from being with kids all day.
Have you all heard the Five Dollar Footlong story?
This is a conversation I had with Ava, Alanna's older sister who is 4-years-old.
Ava: I have a piggy bank
Me: Awesome! How much money do you have saved?
Ava: 5 DOLLARS!
Me: That's great! What are you saving up for?
Ava: A Five Dollar Footlong...
Classic. I will never in my life forget the hilarity of that day because I laughed so hard that I thought nothing else a kid could say could compare to the humor of that story... that is, until today.
I have to preface the story with this YouTube video. Please go watch this now. Trust me, it is VERY important to the story:
Ok, you back? Funny, no? Brian showed me this video about a month ago and understanably, I laughed pretty hard.
Ok, so flash forward to today. I am sitting on the couch with Alanna, reading a book. Logan, Nile, and Eliza are all sitting at the little table working on a puzzle when I hear Nile, in and ENGLISH ACCENT, say "Ouch, Charlie bit me" while Eliza pinches his shoulder. I slowly look up because I couldn't understand how Nile got my computer downstairs, found the YouTube video and pushed play, because, I mean, he is only two! I swear to you, it sounded EXACTLY like the big brother in the video. EXACTLY! I was in completely shock that I heard Nile say this, so I asked him calmly, "Nile? What did you just say?" and he's all "Charlie bit me!" in the best English Accent I have ever heard, while pointing at Eliza. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Mind you, this is the same child who, in the beginning of the week, was referring to Eliza as Baliza. Ba-Liza.
Consider this my "high five" to the internet for imapacting the life of a two-year-old. Love it.