First came the Weird Bathroom Conversation with my son Jake. This led to our ‘Normal Dinner Conversation’ we had the other night.
Jake: Am I normal or not?
Me: Compared to who?
Jake: Compared to you. Am I more normal then you? (I’m holding in a laugh now as this is a loaded question)
Me: Funny question, why would you ask me that?
Jake: Because I wanted to know if I was more or less then what your mom hoped for you. Remember when Grandma said, ‘I hope you have a kid who is worse then you’? Did you get that? Am I worse then you? (he asks with a crooked smile, I think he takes pleasure in being weirder then me)
Me: (pause as I think about how to answer this one) Well, Jake I believe I got everything Grandma told me I would get. I got you ….
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