Monday, March 1, 2010

Elastigirl or Honey: the great debate

Meet Hellen Parr.

Mild mannered mother by day,
 but at night,

she assumes her secret superhero identity of


 My two younger kids have killer imaginations that must have gone into overdrive lately.  We've been watching the movie The Incredibles a lot.  This has transferred into their playtime. 

Grant has become Bob Parr.......


who REALLY works secretly as

Mr. Incredible.

Stick with me here......I've really not lost my mind (yet).

 When the kids are playing, Grace takes on the role of the lovely Mrs. Parr, otherwise known as Elastigirl.


The crisis has arisen from their still limited understanding of English.  You see, Grant swears the lady's name is Elastigirl.  Grace swears her name is Honey.  Why?  Because that's what her husband calls her throughout the movie.  Neither of them know her name is actually Hellen Parr.

I hear this issue being discussed loudly between the two of them about every ten minutes all day long right now.  Makes. Me. CRAZY.  Not that they argue, but that they then come to me to settle their argument.


No matter which way I decide (or if I make no decision at all) I always make someone unhappy.

All because Honey's real name is Hellen Parr, not Honey or Elastigirl.

Some day I will look back at this and laugh.

I know that.

But not today.


 My kids made it into the traditional middle school program.  David took the call today from the principal telling us the news.  I am excited.  I am excited for them.  I think it will be a good experience for them.  I think it will move them out of their comfort zone a little bit and see for themselves just how capable they are.  I think that's good.


No time to post much tonight.  Laundry calling my name upstairs.

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