I have written before about the five-person comedy show in our home when Gary and the kids are together, and how their jokes and commentary keep me more than humble (Keeping Me Humble). This past weekend was no exception.
After admiring my t-shirt, Sunflower asked me, “Can I have that shirt when I am old…like you?”
Later, Gary, the kids, and I went for a walk at a nearby park. Right away Gary and the kids were on the hunt for the perfect walking sticks, and Gary kicked things off by offering me a stick about 2 feet long, saying, “Here, Smirking Cat, I found you a walking stick.”
This, by the way, is “comedy gold”, according to Gary, because I am all of 5’3″ compared to his 6’6″, and therefore quite short by his standards. His comment highly amused the children, who immediately set off to find twigs, sticks, blades of grass, and other miscellaneous miniscule objects to offer up to me as walking sticks, punctuated with, “Oh…is that too big for you?” and then fresh rounds of hysterical laughter.
Along this walking trail are fitness stations, and one station has metal bars a few inches off the ground to do elevated push-ups. Bear took one look at these bars so close to the ground and announced loudly, “Look, Smirking Cat can do pull-ups on those!” I thought Gary was going to run smack into a tree, he started laughing so hard.
Oh, har har. Let’s summarize: according to my comedic family, apparently I am old, short…and, thanks to them, still very, very humble!