We were in a busy seafood shop, waiting in a long queue. Callum peered into a tray of ice and shouted, “Hey mum! What’s that?”
I say, “It’s calamari.”
“CALER-MAARI? [Long pause] Whoa hey that’s like CALLUM! We’re the same!”
“Haha very good! Callum and Calamari sound the same. But you’re not actually THE SAME. You’re a person and that’s a squid!”
Then. He bugged both eyes out, made one eye bigger, wrapped his arms around his head in a tangle of wriggly fingers and said with pursed lips “Look now we’re the same!”
Everyone in the shop burst out laughing. I stood there a little embarrassed.
That is, until everyone started to do their OWN seafood impersonations.
Some puffed out their cheeks pretending to be blowfish, others sucked in their cheeks to make fish-like lips. Others just crossed their eyes and waggled their fingers around their faces, like… anemones?
Callum stood there, approving all the strangers with a stupid grin on his face. A grin that said, This is kinda weird, but I LIKE IT.