A family dinner-time conversation.
Me: Finish off the juice.
Son: The Jews?!
Younger Daughter: Finish off the Jews?!
Husband, in a somber voice: It’s been tried before….
* * * * *
Husband: A man was in a restaurant and ordered sheep’s head. He told the waiter, “Leave the eyes in, because it has to see us through the week.”
Me (thinking of the “Survivors of Dad Jokes”video): That was a great joke…. DAD.
YD (reading my mind): We never should have shown you guys that video about Dad jokes. … How do you measure different pauses in conversation?
Me: That was a comedic pause.
YD: But there are different lengths of comedic pauses.
Son: There’s a comedic pause, and a pregnant pause. There’s an awkward pause.
YD: There’s dog paws, there’s menopause.
Husband: Santa Pause.
Me: The pregnant pause and the menopause can only be done by certain kinds of people.
Son: But not at the same time.
I think we are training them pretty well to take over the Dad jokes responsibility.