When I was a toddler, my father packed us up in the car to take us to "See The Rabbits."

I was so excited. We drove and drove and drove, the fields of Illinois eventually giving way to, well, more fields in Iowa. But we were going to see the rabbits, and I was soooooooooo excited.

After stopping to visit some family, and visiting one of my father's customers, we were back on the road... heading back to Illinois.

What about the rabbits? WE DIDN'T SEE THE RABBITS!

That's when my sister and I began sobbing uncontrollably. Our parents didn't know what to do.

"What's wrong, girls? Why are you crying?" my mother asked.

Through snotty noses and teary eyes we choked, "We thought we were going to see the rabbits."

My mother took a second to understand what we were talking about. Rabbits? What could... oh...

"No, girls. We were going to Cedar Rapids."

It's not uncommon for children to misinterpret words they hear, and create their own understanding of terms. A child picking up a crayon and scrawling what he thinks is the meaning of classic 80s song lyrics, for instance, is no exception.

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