Common Sense, Dancing
Despite the amazing amounts of rain that have fallen in the last few days, there is still pollen everywhere. While I should be glad that Spring seems to have arrived, I have two children with allergy issues and they are not thrilled by the yellow stuff that seems to be coating everything. I have a chair that sits beside the front door in case I feel like sitting outside with a book or something while the boys are playing. The chair is supposed to be black. It is currently coated in a thick layer of yellow pollen. Here is the conversation that played out between myself and my children as we came home from our full day of work and school yesterday:
12 yr old: "Ooooh, yuck!" (Glancing around at all the yellow stuff.)
7 yr old: "Look, Mom! Your chair has been pollinated!!"
Mom: "Maybe it will breed more chairs!"
12 yr old: "HA! HA!" (He bursts into immediate loud and raucous laughter.)
7 yr old: "Huh? Oh! HA! HA! HA!"
12 yr old: (Deep breath in between bouts of laughter) "You didn't really get it, did you?"
7 yr old: (Stops laughing immediately) "No, not really."
Oh well, at least someone in this world appreciates my humor.
"Common sense and sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing." ~William James