ever since we came back from balboa a couple weeks ago, all finn has wanted to do is play sorry. he and i probably play sorry close to 5 or 6 times every day. then, he hits up lucy and jack when they get home from school. anyway, the other day he was setting up the game for us to play and i went to get something in the other room. i came back and sat down to play and he said, "you go first." "no, that's ok, you can go," i replied. "no, you go," he insisted. ok. i flipped a card. 10. nothing. his turn. he flips a 2 with a funny smile on his face, gets a guy out and gets to go again. 12, with an even funnier smile on his face. i asked, "did you put those cards in that order, so you would get those?" he looked at me, trying to hold back a smile, thought about it for a minute, then said, "yeeeees..." i told him he couldn't do that, so he apologized and we started the game over. now, whenever he gets a good card, he looks at me and says, "i didn't even know that i was going to get that!"
the really funny thing about it all to me was that pete and i always laugh about how our kids each have these similarities to their godparents. obviously there is no real logic to this, we just think it is funny how much it has turned out to be so. jack does so much that reminds us of al (mr. practical), but also of my sister mary (slightly sensitive). pete freaks out all the time over how much lucy reminds him of christine. finn was the only one we hadn't quite pinpointed as either of his godparents. so, here is where this all ties together. there is a story in the burch family that is often told about a time when bev got a phone call from pat's kindergarden teacher expressing concern over the fact that pat kept rigging the cards in candyland... so there you have it.