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    Cause For Pregnant Pause, Part 2

    | Queens, NY, USA | Friends, Parents & Guardians, Siblings, Sons & Daughters

    (Me and my mom are on the porch, saying goodbye to my brother who is leaving for college.)

    Me: “I’m going to miss you. Just don’t make me an aunt!”

    Brother: “Don’t make me an uncle!”

    (My neighbor has been watching us. He looks shocked.)

    Mom: *to neighbor, very proudly* “Yup, they’re my kids.”

    Adopting A Sense Of Humor

    | Texas, USA | Children, Parents & Guardians, Sons & Daughters, Top

    (My little brother is lamenting how different he is from everyone else in the family.)

    Little brother: “Dad, was I adopted?”

    Dad: “Yes, but they brought you back.”


    | Canada | Parents & Guardians, Sons & Daughters

    (I’m living away from home, going to school. My parents call me almost every night for a short chat.)

    Mom: “How was class today honey?”

    Me: “I didn’t have class. I had my lab exam, remember?”

    Mom: “Oh, right. Did you learn anything new?”

    Me: “No, I had my lab exam!”

    Mom: “Oh, right. When’s your lab exam?”

    Me: “Today!”

    Mom: “Oh, right. When’s your next exam?”

    Me: “Monday. Mom, I’m going to head off now.”

    Mom: “Ok, honey, love you. Good luck in your exam tomorrow.”

    Mothers Hate Toilet Humor

    | New York, USA | Parents & Guardians, Siblings

    (My dad purchases a new plunger, and is in the bathroom telling my mom how to use it.)

    Dad: *sarcastically* “You know, for the new plunger, you have to pull the handle out before you can use it.”

    Mom: “I know how to use a plunger.”

    Sister: “Are you sure? You know you’ve got to put it in the toilet, right? And then push.”

    Me: “And then pull.”

    Sister: “And then push.”

    Me: “And then pull.”

    Sister: “And then push.”

    Me: “And then pull.”

    Sister: “And then you’ve got to take it out of the toilet before you sit down.”

    (Dad starts cracking up.)

    Mom: “I hate all of you.”

    Are You Game For Booty-Shaking

    | Napa, CA, USA | Children, Parents & Guardians, Sons & Daughters

    Mother:Wheel of FortuneDeal or No Deal…what other game shows does daddy like?”

    Child: “Shake your booty!”

    Father: *laughs* “I haven’t seen that one. Sounds like an after-hours show!”

    Like Son, Like Father, Part 2

    | Monterey, CA, USA | Cousins, Parents & Guardians, Sons & Daughters

    (We are gathered around an otter exhibit at the aquarium.)

    Father: “What’s the otter’s name?”

    Son: “Buddy!”

    Father: “You call everybody ‘Buddy’, buddy!”

    Like Son, Like Father

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