Things Are Looking Up for Hot Wheels

Posted by laura on May 18 2010 | Fun, Uncategorized

I bet you could hear his heart pounding from there. Our friend Sherri came by with her new (unfortunately temporary) wheels this afternoon and very kindly let Hot Wheels live the dream for a few minutes. We had to hold onto his ankle when he got out, lest he float away.

That’s not all, folks – the good news continues for this boy, what with all the news reports circulating about kids who lie. Apparently a study quoted in The Telegraph this week reports that early lying indicates a “fast-developing brain.” So when one of the well-meaning parents at a recent birthday party asked Hot Wheels about his bazillion allergy-related scratches and he blithely explained that they were from skateboarding… that was just his brain growing! He doesn’t even skateboard! The career opportunities are making my head spin.

4 comments for now

4 Responses to “Things Are Looking Up for Hot Wheels”

  1. Hot Wheels is a quick thinker. Case in point from last week:

    HW: Departs from the bathroom

    Me: “Did you wash your hands?”

    HW: “Yes… but, I think I might go back in and make them even cleaner.”

    19 May 2010 at 8:00 am

  2. Eileen

    Wait until Kevin hears we have a future president, poet and surgeon living with us! We are set for retirement. I will encourage them to keep telling lots of stories now that I know about this interesting research!

    (Now back to lunch!)

    E

    19 May 2010 at 8:50 am

  3. joe

    Mustang!!! Wow, I have to say, I’M jealous of Mr. Wheels. I guess maybe a little more jealous of Sherri but still. Clearly the coolest of the retro designed new cars.

    As regards the lying, it does not take a rocket surgeon to tell Hot Wheels has a fast growing brain, Telegraph reports notwithstanding. However there may be a more biological explanation for this tendency, don’t you think, SUSAN?

    19 May 2010 at 6:13 pm

  4. laura

    Eileen – stories or no, your kids are bound for greatness.

    Joe – in all fairness, biology has less to do with it than good training. “Never give ‘em your right name.”

    26 May 2010 at 4:26 pm

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