Anyway, while watching Hubbs get the jumper cables hooked up through the storm door, Sass asked,
"What is Daddy doing?"
Me: "He's jumping the car so we can go to school."
Sass: *Looks very confused and inserts Thinkin' Finger* (He has always stuck his index finger into his mouth when he is having the deep thoughts. We have come to call it "the Thinkin' Finger".)
Me: "Umm... Cars need gas and electricity to go like you need food and milk."
Sass: *BING* "The car jumps, Mommy? I jump too!"
And instantly, I saw in his face that Robert the Blue Care and Sass were "da sames"... compatriots in play... and jumping. And I suppose he was right. At least about the electricity part. I have often wondered if Sass doesn't actually plug in somewhere when we aren't looking. His ability to ricochet off furniture and climb the swing set can't be fueled by apple slices and meatballs alone. This would explain so much...
We also also figured out the most successful technique (a.k.a. Operation No Scream) for Sprinkels'