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    Will Be Sorry In A Minute

    | Belgium | Children, Sons & Daughters

    (My son is three years old.)

    Son: “Stupid mommy!”

    Me: “That’s not a nice thing to say. You should say ‘sorry, mommy’.”

    Son: “Sorry, mommy, that you’re stupid.”

    Dovetailing On An Explanation

    | PA, USA | Siblings

    (My sister is driving. We stop at a red light near a sign for a restaurant with loopy cursive writing and a pig with a frying pan.)

    Me: “Oh, Famous Dave’s BBQ. For a second I thought that said “Famous Doves” but that name didn’t make any sense for a pork place.”

    Sister: *teasing me*: “Yes, it does. They served BBQed doves. They’re delicious.”

    Me: “Right.”

    Sister: “They’re burnt offerings. Burnt peace offerings!”

    Me: *laughing* “That’s so wrong.”

    Sister: “Hey, if you’re going to misread signs, I’m going to run with it until I create an explanation that makes sense.”

    September Theme Of The Month: Overheard!

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    Introducing the Theme Of The Month: Overheard!

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    1. Submit a funny or interesting story about this month’s theme: Overheard. Share a story about a memorable conversation you’ve overheard from your family!
    2. At the end of the month, we’ll feature our favorite Theme Of The Month stories in a roundup!

    Love To Be Upset

    | Moss Point, MS, USA | Parents & Guardians, Sons & Daughters

    (I have a bit of a temper that I try and compensate for by saying “sweet” things in order to not yell. I have just caught my two-year-old with something potentially dangerous.)

    Me: “No, no! This is a no-no!” *I take the object away*

    Son: *puts his hands on his hips and grits his teeth* “Sweetie! I love you!” *stomps away*

    Husband: “Well, at least he picked up that that means you’re upset at him.”

    Kitted Out For A Relationship

    | PA, USA | Siblings

    (I just bought my first car, which I love more then anything despite the fact that it’s older than I am. I’ve even named it, Kitt. I go crazy trying to keep it clean and free of scratches. Due to how much time I spend with it my sister has dubbed it my “boyfriend.” This is an inside joke between my sister and me. Even my mother doesn’t know about it and thinks I actually do have a boyfriend.)

    Me: *heading out the door* “Hey [Sister], I’m going to the store with Kitt. Do you need anything?”

    Sister: “Nope! Tell your boyfriend I said ‘hi,’ though!”

    Mom: *after I’ve left*  “I worry about her and that boyfriend of hers. I’ve never met him before. What if he does drugs?! What if this ‘Kitt’ guy is a murderer?”

    The Film Does Not Get Your Endor-sement

    | VA, USA | Parents & Guardians

    (My 14-year-old daughter has high functioning ASD and tends to be very literal. We are watching Star wars: Return of the Jedi. Our heroes have just arrived on the Ewok planet and are traveling through the woods.)

    Daughter: “Earth?”

    Me: “Endor.”

    Daughter: “But it looks like outdoors.”

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