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03:55 pm: Overheard at the Wright's Household
The Elfking got off the bus and announced that he plans to join the Navy. Apparently, the bus driver has sons in the military and now Juss wants to join, too.

He says, "I can dress like I want to and fight!" (I assume he means 'in a
manner I like' as he would not be able to dress as he wished.)

Then he goes: "Fire the cannons!" "Yes, Sir!" "Phewboom!" several times.

Then, the following conversation:

Juss: "Yay! I can join the Navy at 13!" (He loves the age of 13.)

Mommy: "18"

Juss: "Oh, 18. And I can't change my name until 18. Why can't I change my name at 13?"

Mommy: "What do you want to change it to?"

Juss: "Oh, Carter...and Speedy and..."

Mommy, too amused to talk clearly: "That's why you can't change it until 18."

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From:bojojoti
Date:December 2nd, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
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It's the reason I forbid tattoos until the offspring were of age. Temporary decisions should not be made permanent on skin. And now, that compulsion seems to be behind them.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 2nd, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
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I feel the same way about marriage. A temporary decision should not be made permanent upon the budget. :D
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From:bojojoti
Date:December 3rd, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
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But two can live as cheaply as one!

If one doesn't eat, require clothing, medical care...
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From:rhystuck
Date:December 2nd, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
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You used to be able to join at 13 :)
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From:dirigibletrance
Date:December 3rd, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
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Carter is a name with rich history behind it. John Carter of Mars. Samantha Carter of the SGC. He'd be in good company.
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From:jdawson001
Date:December 3rd, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
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This made me smile... how old is he now?

My soon-to-be-eleven-year-old thinks 16 is the magic number. Once she can drive, she thinks her whole world will change. Of course that's when I told her she'd be old enough to date;) We'll see how long she believes that little lie...
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From:arhyalon
Date:December 3rd, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
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He is six. He's loved 13 as an age for years. (It's merely gravy that his sister was 13 when we got her.)
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From:juliet_winters
Date:December 3rd, 2009 10:42 am (UTC)
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I detect Mr. Wright's influence in the name choices?
John Carter of Mars and Speedy--as in Green Arrow's Speedy?
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From:arhyalon
Date:December 3rd, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
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I don't know where he got Carter. I thought it was from a boy at school. Speedy he got from Speed Racer.

Last time he wanted to change his name, his name of choice was Steve Johnson Wright. ;-)
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From:coruca
Date:December 5th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Somehow he knows that at 13 he will be a teenager and official allowed to be a real pain in the you-know-what. :-) As nick-names go, they aren't too bad; Dennis is envious of a kid he grew up with who was named Slick.
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From:arhyalon
Date:December 7th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
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Slick is slick.
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