Just in case I get a bit overconfident or get a swagger in my step, Gary and the kids are always there to keep me humble. Snippets from just this past week or two:
Bear: Smirking Cat, you stink at trying to be funny. (Hey, Gary tells me the same thing! Clearly neither one has a well-developed sense of humor, eh?)
Dove (watching me work out): You look funny! (followed by much pointing and laughing throughout the rest of my workout. So glad I can serve as entertainment.)
Wolverine (regarding my outfit for work): Ummm…you look funny. (When asked to elaborate, he explained, “You look like a lady in church.” Apparently I am only supposed to wear t-shirts, jeans, and sneakers, and the corporate look gets two thumbs down!)
Just as I develop a complex about my jokes, work outfits, and exercise, though, Bear is there to save the day by simply looking up at me and saying, “Thank you for a good day.”
Just for that, I will spare him for a while from any of my torturous jokes, as well as my singing, which he has also informed me has a distinctly odoriferous quality.