November 19, 2006
spuddy buddy unlocks the mystery of the crush
Spuddy Buddy was waiting for me to finish getting ready for church this morning, which gave him some time to think Big Thoughts. Which always leads to Big Questions. (Oh, no.)
SB: Mamadah, does _____ have a crush on _____ ?
Me: I need to get ready, son.
SB: I think they are kinda like Calvin and Susie.
Me: Really, son, I need to get... huh? Calvin and Susie? Oh, yeah, I remember. Calvin has a big crush on that girl Susie, doesn't he?
SB: No. HE doesn't. Not Calvin. Calvin doesn't like Susie.
Me: Oh, c'mon! Calvin does so like Susie!
SB: No, no, no. Calvin doesn't like Susie. His duplicate does.
SB: So Calvin gets in his Transmogrifier to trade places with his duplicate. So that way it's his duplicate who likes Susie instead of Calvin. See?
Me: (Oh. my. word. Bill Watterson is a genius, a visionary...)
SB: So I think they are like that.
Me: Uhhh... Huh. Hmmm.
Transmogrifiers. Duplicates. Huh. That explains an awful lot.