Aunt Rickey lives in the Eiffel Tower

B’s jet-setting, artistic Aunt SweetRickey traveled to France last summer (see the photos here) and brought back a lovely book called “The Secret Circus.” It’s about the mice of Paris, who are the only ones who know when and where to find the secret circus.

The story features adorable mice, a balloon, and lots of pictures of the Eiffel Tower. Also? A mouse lion-tamer.

Sweet (see what I did there?), sentimental auntie that she is, SweetRickey wrote a note inside:


Say it with me: Awwwww! Also, this will be excellent to show to B’s girlfriends (or boyfriends) when he is a teenager and everything his family does is mortifying.

The point was to encourage B to pay attention to the story and look for, and count, the appearances made by the Eiffel Tower. What B took away from it, however, was that Aunt Rickey lives in the Eiffel Tower. I think this is why:

I mean, clearly that is a picture of SweetRickey at the Eiffel Tower, and the logical conclusion is that she lives there. Duh. I have tried to explain that the Eiffel Tower is veryveryvery far away, in Paris, whereas SweetRickey only lives veryvery far away, on the other side of the country from Exile. We have been to her house. It is not the Eiffel Tower.

But what do I know?

Eiffel Tower Pictures, Images and Photos

(Pssst!! SweetRickey lives in the middle part. I have it on excellent authority.)

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