Last night, as I walked through the living room, my son was sitting at his playtable building with Legos.
He looked up at me, all bubbly with enthusiasm, and said, “Daddy, look! I made a catlaunch!”
I stopped dead in my tracks, looked, and saw that he’d made what could best be described as a long board, balanced on a pivot point, with a weight at one end and a little platform on the other.
You ever have one of those moments where someone says something to you, and you can just SEE the train of thought that led them there?
I replied, “Sweetie, it’s a cataPULT, not a catlaunch. And the name doesn’t mean it’s for ‘pulting cats, or launching cats, or flinging cats. It’s just what they’re called.”
Clearly, he’d heard me call it by name, and made an obvious mental connection that made a kind of sense.
I felt pretty bad about correcting him… I’d have dearly loved to let that one go until it came up in school.
But this does beg the question…
Why DOESN’T the Horde have Gnomeapults?