Do not teach your child to play "knuckles" on National Talk Like a Pirate Day.
So I spent National Talk Like A Pirate Day (September 19th) with my left eye tender and debating the value of an eye patch. Sure enough I had a shiner the next day. Trust me, you feel like a total badass telling people that your black eye came from an adorable little nearly-18-month old.
The bright side of this story of course is that if you walk up to the Beans and say "knuckles" he will bump your knuckles with his fist and make an exploding sound.
Its very cute, but it still makes me wince a bit.