Following the sports report every morning, Charley and Jackson like to give us their "Twins" scores. They usually go something like this: Twins 99, Yankees 9. However, Charley's Twins have a new opponent.
"My Twins 90. Jayhawks 90. They both win!"
- Charley reports.
"Why do your Twins always play the Jayhawks now?"
- Daddy asks.
"Because the Yankees are . . . (dramatic pause) . . . Dead!"
- Charley tells us . . . leading to a surprising laugh from the table.
"Why are the Yankees dead??"
- Daddy wants to know.
"Because Jason Kubel hit them really hard in the stomach with his bat, and they all died."
- Charley replies as if it were common knowledge. Where do they come up with this stuff?
"Daddy, shuffle the cards on my parts."
- Charley asks, wanting the cards shuffled on his arms, legs or face. before playing another game of Rat-A-Tat-Cat.
"Daddy! Smell my bus!"
- Jackson insists.
"Charley! Smell my bus!"
- Jackson insists when Daddy refuses.
Notice the difference?
While Playing a make-believe game of Rat-a-Tat-Cat, the goal of which is to have the lowest score, both boys turned over their make-believe cards:
"I have a two and a one."
-- Jax exclaims.
"I have a nine and a nine."
-- Charley adds.
A concrete example of the difference between Charley & Jackson.