I was sorting through my holiday photos trying to decide which to print and then fixing them. I came across these pics of Holden eating a pickle at the Christmas dinner table and had to share them. There is a funny little anecdote that goes along with them. Holden's aunt was fishing one out of a jar for him a while back and he asked what was taking so long. She said she was "looking for one with his name on it" Well now every time he asks for a pickle he specifically asks for one with "his name on it" then tries to find the letters to his name on the pickles.
Another example of just how literal he is: At our friend Jessica's house this past summer we were eating jelly beans before we left. When it was time to leave we all walked out front of her house and she was carrying the bowl of beans with her. She asked him if he "wanted one for the road". He carefully selected a big red one and promptly threw it onto the street. We all burst out laughing and he looked like he was going to cry.
Don't worry, we gave him more jelly beans.
I think it's hilarious how kids interpret things don't you?