January 16, 2014 at 10:13 pm , by Nick Shell
3 years, 2 months.
This is the third letter in a row I’ve written you that simply tells about some of the accidentally hilarious things you have said here recently.
It’s easy material for me, I have to be honest. I’m not making this stuff up… youare.
I mean, you’re asking good questions. In fact, I probably asked my dad similar questions when I was three.
At some point, someone had to set me straight on these facts. For you, this is beginning to be that point.
A few days ago on the drive home from school, you asked, “Daddy, does my name have a ’5′ in it?”
I explained to you that our names have letters in them, but not numbers.
So you immediately followed up with, “Daddy, what about ’1′? Does my name have a ’1″ in it?”
The first thing that came to mind was Star Wars characters, like C-3PO and R2-D2.
It wasn’t until this morning when you and I were playing in your bedroom with trains that I discovered what might have led to your confusion about numbers in our names.
You pressed the button on top of your talking Gordon train:
“I’m Gordon… I’m the Number 4 blue engine!”
Got it. Makes sense now.
Still though, I think you’re secretly hoping that you’re going to meet somone with a number in their name. I’m not saying it’s completely impossible.
Between some of the off-the-wall names I’ve been hearing parents name their kids (I won’t use examples, as to not come across as judgmental) and Russians (who use what looks like a 3 and a 4 as letters in their alphabet), you may one day meet someone with a number in their name.
For now, we can pretend your name has a number in it, if you want to.
Your “number name” is J5CK.