He’s on third. We’re not talking about him.

My favorite conversation with 3B this week.

Me: “What’s the magic word?”
3B: “What.”
Me: “What do you say to get what you want?”
3B: “What.”
Me: “What do you say to be polite when asking for something?”
3B: “What.”
Me: “What is the magic word?”
3B: “Can I have some of those what?”

Perhaps during all of those rehearsals with Tom Crouch in 7th grade for our award winning rendition of Who’s On First?, I put a bend in my DNA that was passed on to 3B.

Mea culpa, Mama.

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  • I remember taking my older child to a magic show at the library when she was 3B’s age. When the man asked the kids if they knew a magic word, mine said please.

    Good luck with that one. She seems to be over it now.

  • So I only have 16 years to wait?

  • What is on second…

    My kids will tell me the magic word is NOW!!
    I wonder why they don’t get more of what they want, asking that way.

  • “Now” is pretty popular around here too. As is “I wanna.” But neither one is magic.

  • We’re always arguing about whose genes the kids inherited their freakishness from. I think it’s a toss-up.

    On the other hand, I did participate in quite a few Abbot and Costello routines in 5th grade….