A little conversation in the minivan (Vaneschwitz!) with my almost 5-year old on the drive to preschool this morning:
Him: I have this button that gives me happy thoughts and this button that makes me go all crazy, and then a safety button that is only for emergencies. Which one should I press?
Me: Umm… how about the happy button?
Him: Not the crazy one?
Me: Since we’re in the car, let’s stick to happy.
Me: So are you having happy thoughts?
Me: Buddy? You okay? [Glances in rearview mirror, where he is head down, facing away] Honey?
Him: Oh, sorry, Mommy. I hit the “tired” button by accident and it put me to sleep.
I think his comic timing is already better than mine!
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