Lukas loves listening to audio books in the car on our way to and from his Pre-K program. In fact, for his birthday last Summer we got him the audio recording 'Three Tales of My Father's Dragon' by Ruth Stiles Gannet. He listened to that over and over again, until he had it memorized.
In fact, he loved it so much that we then picked up an audio copy of 'The House at Pooh Corner', some of the original Pooh stories narrated by Dame Judi Dench. These were followed up at Christmas with a gift of the rest of the original 'Winnie the Pooh Stories' from his grandparents. We listen to these all the time.
ALL. THE. TIME. (small groan)
Thankfully they are extremely well done. But yes, all the time. Heck, I even have them mostly memorized, which is a minor miracle given my recent bout of early onset oldness.
Anyway, all that being said, when we happened to see a stuffed 'Piglet' animal in a store recently Lukas just HAD to have it. We obliged, but also go him the other stuffy he wanted equally as much: A stuffed R2D2. This seemed to bring a measure of balance to the Force.
As of late he has been carrying one of these new pals around most everywhere we go, talking to them, laughing with them, and often telling them rather animated stories. Yep, It's real cute to watch.
Then, a couple of nights ago we had just enough time before his swimming class to stop and grab something to eat at a local restaurant. We opted for the 24hr breakfast joint. You know, the one that rhymes with My Slop. Truthfully, I shouldn't be so harsh since it was actually pretty decent breakfast for dinner fare. And it was here that Lukas made a discovery that is sure to be ingrained in his very essence for the remainder of his days on this planet. It is a simple equation that we all know by heart.
Bacon = Good!!
He gobbled several strips of the stuff, until he declared that his new favorites foods were 1. Pancakes 2. Corn Muffins and 3. BACON. (it's first inclusion on the list.) In fact, he liked it so much that on our way back to the car, he declared "I'm going to tell Piglet all about it!" "That's not a real good idea buddy" I replied.
"Why not?" he quizzed. To which I responded "Do you know what bacon is made of? Pigs!" And with that Mrs. LIAYF and I could see his wheels turning for a couple of short moments, until.......
He burst out laughing. The serious, uncontrolled kind of laughter that ends up being contagious.
It was hilarious. And for the rest of the car trip, he would hold up Piglet and have differing conversations with him about this and that, all the while trying very hard NOT to mention what he had had for dinner.
Because, of course, not everyone likes bacon.