Friday, September 3, 2010

Check Please

"Dad? When is our dinner coming? When's my grilled cheese getting here?"

"We just ordered, Bob," said Jeff.

"It's going to be a few minutes," I said.

Bob slid out of his seat and under the table. In a moment, he reappeared on the other side of the table next to Jeff. Bob climbed on to Jeff's lap.

"Dad? Can I sit on your soldiers?"

"No, buddy."

"Your soldiers?" I said.

"He means shoulders."

"Oh. That was weird. I thought maybe 'soldiers' was a euphemism for your privates."

Jeff thought for a second. "No, but it is now."


  1. Your left, your left, your left, right left.

  2. And sometimes, helmets are required.

  3. thank you. i needed a new name for private parts.

  4. Of course, privates ARE soldiers, and often called upon to stand at attention. So, it fits.

  5. Don't know about you but I'm thinking public parts at this point. Very public parts.

  6. It's a new code word for what's planned after Jaba goes to bed.

    Wait. That's sounds bad, too.