But this is really about neologisms and the passage of time. The more you learn from your kids, the older you are.
#1 picks up stuff at school, though usually — as with his comments about XBox — it’s not new to me. However, on a recent trip, he started referring to those now ubiquitous rubber wristbands as "livestrongs." It was not until he started using this term that I noticed what a fad they’ve become, for example at his school, where it’s common to see kids wearing three, four, or more knock-offs of the original yellow wristband. Some are for other charitable causes, like tsunami relief, but most are pure capitalism in action. Another fine trend in the lineage of Baby-on-board signs and AIDS awareness ribbons.
As it turns out, #1 has a tendency to absentmindedly nibble on his livestrong when wearing one, so the above disclaimer is surprisingly well placed.
P.S. Do not go to either babyonboard.com or awareness-ribbons.com if you’re curious about the trends cited above.