The following are excerpts from real conversations my parents have had with my sister and I in the past week. Names have not been changed to protect the innocent.
Baby Einstein: So at school, we took these tests to see what animal your personality is most like.
Dad: Oh yeah? What’d you get?
B.E.: An otter.
Dad: So that means you like getting in other peoples’ business?
Mom: Your hair is getting long.
Me: Yeah, I need to make an appointment to get it cut.
Mom: It looks good though.
Me: I thought you didn’t like it when my hair is long.
Mom: When it’s brushed I do.
Editor’s note: When discussing the above conversation tonight, my mom said “I don’t see why that’s funny.”
THEREIN LIES THE PROBLEM.
Also, they really like being mentioned in the blog for things like this. Just ask ’em.