Nerd that I am, I can always appreciate a good play on words. However, the subtlety is often lost on my kids.
It doesn’t take much to make them laugh. They tend to go for the obvious choices. Words like bum and buttocks send them into hysterics. And don’t mention the name Dick Butkus around them. Nobody has a straight face when my kids are done making fun of that poor man’s name.
So when I got in the car to take them to school the other day, it didn’t surprise me to find them in the back seat giggling.
“Asphalt,” said my son.
“What did you call me?”
“I didn’t call you anything. I was reading that box. It says Asphalt.” They laughed some more.
“I’m sorry, why is that funny?”
“It’s not my fault,” said my son. “Blame it on the donkey.”
Of course. Why didn’t I see it that way?
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