"Why did you name me Theodore?! I don't like it!"
"Hey!" I replied, "I wanted your first name to be Theodore."
"Mom, you wanted to name me after a chipmunk?"
Chris snickered. "I'm glad you recognize that, Luca." He wasn't a huge fan of the name either. It was more of a concession to me, really.
Luca went silent for a minute, then out of the blue said, "Mom, you should have named me 'Calvin Alvin'."
"Why? Do you like those names?"
"Well, its just a little bit of me is Calvin, and a little bit of me is Alvin."
I started to laugh immediately, but it took Chris a minute to get it. "Oh, you mean your personality is a little bit Calvin, and a little bit Alvin?"
"Yeah, that's what I mean."
"Why do you say that, Luca?"
"Well, Alvin gets yelled at a lot, and Calvin has some really dumb ideas."
There are moments when children can have great insights. Really, really funny insights.