Jason and his parents took Lucy to Terra Toys to buy a five-sticker treat (we are trying to reinforce extra good behavior and teach math at the same time). She went there intending to buy a tea set, but a chubby little stuffed unicorn came home with her instead. She showed him to me proudly, prompted by Dad to tell me his name:
"Mom, look, this is Bruiser."
"Bruiser?" I ask.
"Yeah! Isn't he so pretty?"
"Uh," I say to Jason, "I gather you named him Bruiser."
"Yes," Jason replies. "But I really wanted to name him Horny."