[Background: The capital of the Province of Manitoba is a city called Winnipeg (pronounced Wi-na-peg)].
Driving home from swimming lessons - totally out of the blue...
Tomas "Do you know that in the city of Winnipeg you can Win a Pig?"
Me "No, I didn't know that and by the way, it is pronounced WinniPEG".
Tomas "No, it's PIG and if we go there we can Win a Pig, Mom! Really. True story!"
Me "Tomas, I lived in Winnipeg for 2 years and I never won a pig. And seriously it is pronounced WinniPEG."
At this point we are all laughing so hard at the absurdity of our conversation we're having a hard time continuing the conversation.
Tomas "Mom, I guess you never won a Pig there because you pronounced Winnapig wrong."
Me "Tomas, for love or money, you are cracking me up - but I kid you not - it is pronounced WinniPEG. Oh and furthermore - your father was born there."
Tomas "Oh cool, I wonder if he ever won a Pig."
And so to Todd (father of my children), my in-laws and many friends who live in Winnipeg - why is it called Winnipeg and have you ever won a Peg? Err, dare I ask, a Pig?
POST UPDATE: The name Winnipeg is a transcription of a western Cree word meaning "muddy waters".
And because Toria doesn't want to be left out of the silliness - she wants me to tell everyone that she has learned to swallow air and burp loud obnoxious burps on cue. Oh joy. I'm so proud!
Labels: Tomas, Toria