"Mom, know what I'm going to do once I turn five?"
Proudly, "I'm going to punch your lights out!"
Gasp, followed by a red face, followed by the barely audible mutter,
"No, that's what I'm going to do to your father when he gets home."
**Sitting near a table of young college students:
"What's your roommate's name?"
"Blanche! That's so pretty and unusual! I love that! I'm going to name my daughter that someday."
"Or maybe just my next lizard."
**Youngest pointing to my Oldest's ankle:
Oldest, struggling momentarily to remember the correct term, answers authoritatively,
"That's my foot wrist."
Sometimes, if you listen closely enough, there's a giggle waiting for you. Some people call it eavesdropping. I call it paying attention to life's little absurdities. Share some of your favorites with us!