This morning in Jr’s room, our “waking up conversation” centered around his little “Cars 2” racing set, currently residing at NeNe and Pop’s house.
He loves it, and loves Lightening McQueen, but I confess that we don’t know ALL the character names.
Me: “If we hurry up and get dressed we can go to NeNe’s and see Lightening and um, the other guy…. who is he? Fransisco? I think that is it… we can go see them.”
Jr: “I don’t think that is his name, mom.” (exasperated eyeroll added for emphasis.)
Me: “What do you want his name to be then? Steve? Bob? Phillip?”
Jr: (cutting me off) “PHILLIP! His name is Phillip, I think.”
Me: “You like Phillip? Ok, Phillip The Car… wait! Phillip the car! Get it “Phill-up the car!?”
Jr: Blank stare
Me: literally slapping knee “It’s funny – mommy made a pun – Fill up the car… Phillip The Car.” Lots and LOTS of laughing.
The Mr. (from his office down the hall) “That’s really bad, Keri. Seriously. You need coffee.”
Jr: continued Blank stare
COME ON – that’s comedy gold, people!! I am funny even on ACCIDENT.
Sometimes our gifts are totally unappreciated.