Conversations in the Minivan

VanischewitzA 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.

Him: Okay.


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!


I’m M.J. (Manda) Pullen, an author and mom in the Atlanta, Georgia area. I just hit the “blog” button and this is what happened.

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MJ Pullen

M.J. Pullen is a Distracted Writer and the mom of two boys in Roswell, Georgia, where she is absolutely late for something important right now. Her books include quirky romantic comedies and playful women's fiction -- her latest, SUGAR STREET released on 8/7/18. Join her Distracted Readers newsletter list for updates, free content, giveaways and more.

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