Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Like Watching Fireworks Detonate In His Mind

We've been spending some time this week visiting with John's brother, Eric, and his family, who are in town from Albuquerque. Cousins Finney and Will have been getting to know each other for the first time, really, as the last time they were together they were way too young to acknowlegde another human's permanent existence.

This time, it's been fun to watch the boys gradually warm up to each other. To explain to Finney that Will is his cousin. To point out that Will's dad, Eric, is Papa John's older brother. He smiles and nods, but doesn't seem overly impressed.

But what clearly blew his little-boy mind is when he discovered that he and Will, as sons of brothers, have -- brace yourself -- the SAME....LAST....NAME.

That one stopped him in his tracks.

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