Sundays Are For Sebastian #146

Sebastian is my seven-year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.

Call me what you will, but during car rides, I like to keep the boys on their toes. The other day I was alone with Sebastian, so we fell into a number game. We recently started playing “Slug Bug” (“Punch Buggy” for some of you) and I told him that I had dreamt about a classic Slug Bug convertible (the older style VW Beetle, which the convertible model is worth a whopping 25 slugs in our game).

One morning I told Sebastian that I had actually dreamed about a classic convertible slug bug in my sleep, and that I should get the aforementioned points.

Seba: “Oh yeah? Well I saw two of them in my dream.”

Me: “Really? Well, I saw four.”

Seba (who almost always jumps to the end game quickly): “Well I saw infinity.”

Me (hoping to make this into more of a learning exercise): “Well, you can’t really get any points for that since you can’t multiply infinity by 25.”

Sebastian: “OK, I saw a million then.”

Me: “Two million.”

Seba: “100 million.”

Me: “200 million.”

Seba: “400 million.”

Me: “800 million.”

Seba: “900 million.”

Me: “999 million.”

Seba: “One thousand million.”

Me: “You don’t say that–what is the word for a thousand million?”

Seba: “A billion?”

Me: “Good! Well, I saw two billion.”

Seba: “Four billion.”

Me: “Eight billion.”

Me: “999 billion.”

Seba: “One thousand billion!”

Me: “You don’t say that either….”

Seba: “One trillion?”

Me: “Good! Two trillion.”

Me: “999 trillion. And don’t say ‘one thousand trillion’!”

[After a long pause and a couple false starts…]

Seba: “Um, well, … , let’s just say I dreamed about more than you.”img_5656


About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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7 Responses to Sundays Are For Sebastian #146

  1. Barb Knowles says:

    A perfectly witty child. Sebastian 1- Father 0

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Kudos to dad for playing along!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. sallybr says:

    Tell Seba I usually dream in thousands of yotta 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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