“Did you know South Korea has glow in the dark cats?” And Grammar Nazi begins to read:
“South Korean scientists have cloned cats by manipulating a fluorescent protein gene, a procedure which could help develop treatments for human genetic diseases, officials said Wednesday.
In a side-effect, the cloned cats glow in the dark when exposed to ultraviolet beams.” And of course, there was a picture of the glowing kittens.
“They’d make good tree ornaments, don’t you think? We wouldn’t need lights.”
“Did you know that there’s a secret message on the new Mario game box? I mean, it could have been accidental, but it’s a funny accident.”
“No, I didn’t know that. How did they mess up, Grammar Nazi?”
“Look at the letters on the box. There are stars under certain letters. Spell it out.”
“U R M R G A Y… I don’t get it.”
“U R MR GAY,” and he’s laughing hysterically. I’m rolling my eyes.
At which point Darling starts in.
“Mom, the Christmas tree is all messed up. That kitten has got to go, she keeps ripping the lariat out of the branches!”
“How do you know it was Cleo? Maybe it was the sheep?”
I’m sure you’ve had these same conversations at your house, right?
Sometimes I wonder what other families talk about…