Anyway, Zach has shared 2 funny stories with me lately involving beer. Here you go:
1. A couple of weeks ago, the letter of the week at Zach's preschool was X. So one day Zach was telling me how X says "ksss." Then he made the hand motion like opening a can and said, "Mrs. Graen (his preschool teacher) says she thinks of the X sound like opening a beer. Kssss!" I was more than a little puzzled, because it wouldn't surprise me if Mrs. Graen is someone who does not drink at all. Also, I thought it was a little weird that a preschool teacher would use beer as an example in a story to a 4 year-old student. So I asked Zach, "Beer? Or root beer?" Zach said, "Beer." Then I thought some more and said, "Did Mrs. Graen say beer or pop?" Then he decided it was pop. The funny thing about this story, too, is that when I drink beer, I drink it from the bottle. Obviously we don't drink a lot of pop, either, or that probably would have been forefront in his mind.
2. The second story just occurred this morning. It was a nice morning, and the car was a little warm, so I rolled down Zach's window a bit. We turned a corner and he asked me to roll it up. I said, "Is the sun too bright if the window's down?" Zach said, "Yeah. Grandma told me your eyes turn to beer if you look at the sun." I thought for sure I misunderstood him, so I asked him about 3 more times what he said, and eventually realized that he really said your eyes would turn to beer from looking at the sun. I've heard things like you'll burn your retinas by looking at the sun and stuff like that, but never that they'd turn to beer. So, Zach clarified for me which grandma taught him this valuable piece of information, and though some of you reading this may think it was Grandma Cynthia, who seems to drink all my Boulevard whenever she baby-sits (just kidding, Cynthia!), it actually was Grandma Linda. So Linda, I'd love to know what you really told Zach would happen to his eyes if he looked at the sun, because I'm pretty sure he got confused. It gave me a good chuckle on an otherwise somewhat stressful morning, though, so thanks!