Saturday, January 10, 2009

My First Uluru Moment

For Christmas Roy got a giant book with different wonders of the world. As he was flipping throught the pages he uttered, "Ayers Rock, (pronunciation with a long A). James as he was pausing in his passing of presents looked over Bompa's shoulder and amazed me for now and for all times with, "I believe Bompa, it is pronounced "Iyers Rock also known as.....", he then lowers his voice when he notices people have stopped in their unwrapping and are looking at him quizzically. Ben encourages him, "What, James, also known as what?"

AND I KID YOU NOT!!!!
He then opens his mouth and utters..."Uluru."

Then he's off to the next present. Meanwhile we all look around a little bewildered, until somebody, I can't remember who, gets up and goes to research on their own. A few minutes later we quietly, without embarassing James, pass around our new found knowledge. (Apparently not so new to James)
Uluru,(pronounced oo-la-roo), is in fact a giant rock, 5 miles around and who knows how high somewhere in the middle of Australia. It is called "Ayers Rock", (yes, the "a" pronounced as a long "i") and the Aborigines call it Uluru.

Whenever anything happens in the rest of my life, where I learn something absolutely unheard of yet amazing....I will call it an, "Uluru Moment."
Thank you James, you never fail to amaze and entertain me. I love you, you little Uluru, you.

7 comments:

Ann said...

my first thought was, 'how did he learn that?!?!' then i remembered 'he's james. he's brilliant.' not to mention adorable! what a sweetheart!

Katie said...

I love that kid!

Katie said...

I love that kid!

Katie said...

I love that kid!

b Roy said...

I too love that Kid. Uluru for ever!

Abbie said...

I love to remember that day and being with my most wonderful family! I can not wait until I get to play with you again

angie said...

uluru is a lovely word!