So we’re sitting at the dinner table and my daughter tells me her class got two new boys, Joshua and Jackson. She wasn’t happy about this because now the boys outnumber the girls by far.
Thinking I would make a joke so she would smile, I made a play on one of the boys’ names. My daughter loves the Karate Kid (the 80s version, thank you very much!), so in a Mr. Miagi-type voice, I said, “Jacks on, Jacks off.”
My son and husband literally choked on their lasagna.
I didn’t even get it at first (maybe since it’s really a guy thing!) and poor Jasmine was completely bewildered. She repeated what I said which just sent the boys in our house into painful fits of laughter. Her father begged her NOT to repeat that at school and of course this just reinforces why I’m so much better at writing than at speaking.
Ever had one of those tongue-tied moments where what you said wasn’t exactly what you meant?