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    Hasn’t Had His Fill Yet

    | PA, USA | Aunts & Uncles, Grandparents

    (It’s Thanksgiving and my family is eating dinner. My grandfather is getting irate because everyone’s eating all the filling, which is like stuffing but made with potatoes, because he likes to have them as leftovers. My uncle, being the smart-a** that he is, seems to find this hilarious.)

    Grandmother: “So, is everybody ready for dessert?”

    Uncle: “Nope. I’m just waiting for some more of that filling!”

    (He then proceeded to get a massive plate of filling, sat down next to my grandfather with it, covered it with whipped cream, and ate it for dessert. There were no leftovers.)

    Very Book-smart

    | NY, USA | Parents & Guardians

    Me: *playing on iPod*

    Family: *watching TV in the same room*

    Mom: “Put down your iPod.”

    Dad: *sarcastically* “Yeah, put down the little screen and stare at the bigger screen!”

    Mom: “…”

    Dad & Me: *laugh*

    Mom: “Well, she’s isolating herself from the family!”

    Me: “Mom, if I were reading a book, and thereby in your logic ‘isolating myself,’ would you still tell me to put the book down?”

    Mom: “…”

    Was No Honeymoon Boon

    | Lexington, KY, USA | Parents & Guardians

    (I’m about six years old, and my mother has recently remarried.)

    Me: “Mom, what’s a honeymoon?”

    Mom: “Um… It’s where couples go once they get married so they can get to know each other a little better.”

    Me: “Oh. Did you get to know [Stepdad] better on your honeymoon?”

    Mom: *disappointed* “No… not really.”

    (Almost 20 years later, I suddenly remembered what she said, and it finally dawned on me what she meant by it. I’m really wishing I could forget it again.)

    That Logic Won’t Quite Set The World On Fire

    | USA | Cousins

    (My cousin and I are walking home from the park. I live in a small town.)

    Cousin: “You guys have really nice fire trucks.”

    Me: “Yeah, too bad they don’t get used so much.”

    Cousin: “Yeah… too bad that not more houses are burning down to the ground.”

    Ignoring The Silent Majority

    | Nelson, BC, Canada | Children, Sons & Daughters

    (My husband, two daughters (ages four and six), and I are driving home after a trip into town. We have been playing a game called ‘This Animal’ where you say three things about an animal and everyone else has to guess what it is. Our four-year-old has just used her turn to try and get us to identify an animal she has made up in her head. Slightly frustrated and feeling a headache coming on I decide we’re going to play a new game.)

    Me: “Okay, now we’re going to play ‘See Who Can Be The Quietest.'”

    Six-Year-Old: “I know this game! We used to play it in kindergarten! How long do we have to be quiet for?”

    Me: “Until I say we’re done.”

    Six-Year-Old: “Okay!”

    (My four-year-old starts rambling loudly about various things.)

    Four-Year-Old: “What is everyone doing?”

    Me: “Well, currently everyone is doing better in this game than you…”

    (My four-year-old starts talking about something else that has nothing to do with anything that we are currently doing and trying to get her sister to answer her.)

    Me: “SSHHH!”

    Four-Year-Old: *in a very condescending tone* “Don’t you sshh me!”

    (At this point the game degenerated into our two daughters ‘sshhing’ and saying ‘don’t sshh me’ to each other until I announced that Daddy was the winner and we started to play ‘I Spy’ instead.)

    Top 5 Funniest Stories Of February 2015

    Not Always Related | Roundups

    February 2015 Top Story Roundup: Here are Not Always Related’s top-rated stories last month!

    1. Mom’s Favourite Cookie (420 thumbs up)
    2. Unconvinced About Your Convincing (406 thumbs up)
    3. Bathing In The Glory Of Misbehavior (406 thumbs up)
    4. Open Mouth, Insert Broken Ankle (378 thumbs up)
    5. Talking With Dad On A Whole New Level (374 thumbs up)

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