Kid's memories

I was just sitting down to lunch with my two boys, when the older one pipes up:

“Dad, is it true that when you jump on a couch it tilts the house crooked?”

I looked at him like he was an idiot.

“On the way to Saskatchewan, we saw a tilted house, and it was because the kids jumped on the couch too much.”

It dawned on me. Last June or July (about 6 months ago), Jared pointed out the window of the van and asked about a house that had partially fallen in on its foundations. The kids had made a habit of jumping on the couch, so I (being the father that I am) immediately said that the house tilted because, you guessed it, the kids kept jumping on the couch.

This kid can’t remember to put his plate away after dinner, yet has no problem remembering an offhand statement from half a year ago. Man!

And just for the record, I did 16 words today. Yay!


  1. Impressive! That passed my week (or shall I say weak) total by…ummm..16 words.

    G is exactly the same way with the memory thing…he remembers playing at the play structure at the Calgary zoo over two years ago…but does he ever remember to throw his dirty gitch in the hamper instead of leaving it on the floor BESIDE the hamper?

    What do you think?

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