Friday, June 12, 2009

All Things Castle

William has become enamored recently with a set of castle-themed Legos. David bought the castle Lego set because he correctly knew that William would adore it. This should come as no surprise to anyone who's been around him at all within the past ten or eleven months. He's obsessed with castles and the "castle people" who inhabit them (his catch-all term for princesses, knights, kings, queens, jesters, and assorted marauders).

William especially adores the big red-and-black dragon and the evil wizard figure, both of whom have plastic lightning bolts attached to them. The dragon "breathes" the lightning bolts, while the wizard has them attached to the end of his Gandalf-Saruman-esque staff.

But he hasn't quite grasped the correct wording for the concept. William showed me the evil wizard one day and told me, "The wizard shoots light bulbs out of his staff!"

"What? He shoots what?" I asked.

"Light bulbs. Lights bulbs, see?" he said, pointing to the lightning bolts.

"Oh yeah?" I said, trying not to laugh.

"And the dragon breathes light bulbs!"

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