The other day Aliza was telling me a story about her friend. She said she cut her hand at piano lessons and was bleeding. From this point on I was only half listening, because I started to come up with jokes in my head. (What did she do, fall off the piano bench and hit a C-sharp? Ha! Ba-dum-bum!) Then I thought I heard her say something about aliens, so I interrupted her and said
"What? There was an alien in her cut?"
'No, mom," Aliza sighed, and rolled her eyes at me. "Alien eggs."
The moral of this story is, always listen carefully when children talk, because there's a good chance whatever they are about to say is funnier and more creative than anything you might come up with.
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