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    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

    One Mother To Rule Them All

    | Hudsonville, MI, USA | Parents & Guardians

    (We are sitting around the dinner table eating as a family.)

    Dad: *clearly thinking something* “I like…I like movies.”

    Brother: “Okay?”

    Dad: “I like movies…like Lord of the Rings.”

    Mom: “Jim…no you don’t.”

    Dad: *shrugging* “I know.”

    Might Be On A Bit Too Much Moonshine

    | Alberta, Canada | Parents & Guardians

    (My mother is asking me about a time when I went back-packing through Australia for a year.)

    Mom: “Does Australia get the moon down there?”

    Thumbing Up, Dumbing Down

    | Des Moines, IA, USA | Siblings

    (My brother and I, who are six years apart in age, are seated together on a sky-lift at an amusement park while one vacation. A couple of teenagers–boy and girl cuddling–pass us going the other way. The teenage boy gives me a ‘bro nod’, followed by a thumbs-up.)

    Me: “Did you see that? That guy just gave you a thumbs-up.”

    Brother: “What? Why?”

    Me: “I think he thought we were together.”

    Brother: “No way.”

    Me: “I don’t know whether to be creeped out because he thought we’re dating, or flattered because I’m a thumbs-up.”

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