My son cracks me up

When my son was in first grade, and my daughter in preschool, we bought a three-story, turn-of-the-century house. It was 4,000 square feet and had ornate woodwork throughout.

My kids had heard me excitedly telling family or friends about the house we were buying, and started repeating my words in a way that made them sound a little too proud. It made me embarrassed.

One afternoon my daughter’s friend was in the car with us, coming over to play. I was afraid the kids would start in about the house, so I said, “I hope you were warned about our house.”

“It’s more of a shack,” I said, and went on to describe a pretty sad but survivable place. “In fact, we don’t have a bathroom. We use a cup.”

“But good news!” chimed in my son, who had been quiet to this point. “We each have our own cup.”

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9 Responses to “My son cracks me up”

  1. Rhonda Says:

    Ha! Only he could come up with that.

    Melanie warned me last night: “when I have a daughter, I’m stealing T’s daughter’s name.” Since you’re a journalist, is that plagiarism, or since she isn’t a journalist, is it just mere copyright infringement?

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