Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Keep that Smile On Her Face

Okay, she hopes millions of people are chuckling, here at Mamarazzi, every day. One of her readers, Jen, led her down this delicious little path. The Matron had never ever heard of Brooke Hogan before and now she understands why.

Then, there's Stryker. Here she is, driving in the van with her children.

Stryker: "I'm actually happy. I'm having a really good day. Yes. I'm happy. It feels good, Mom"

Matron: "Well, that's wonderful!"

Stryker: "Yes. It's already noon and I haven't had a single suicidal thought yet. That might be a first!"

Long long pause in which the Matron must construct the one and only perfect, appropriate reply that will: A) be appropriately light, if this is a joke, and therefore not create too much ADO and get him to actually starting thinking about suicide; or B) casual, even-handed and detached query into the nature and consistency of said suicidal thoughts, should he really be having them.

She can't quite construct such a sentence.

Stryker: "MOM! I am so totally kidding. I'm way too important to die!"

Strangle him herself now or wallow in the relief? Yes, indeed, he is her black humor boy.

14 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I will have one order of Stryker jokes to make my day please. Thanks.

Lynda said...

Stryker is an amazing kid - never a dull moment in your house, is there?

BTW, your husband is very talented!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I know that sense of humor well. Never a dull moment!

Lisa Milton said...

Black humor so young? I'm impressed and a little afraid.

Miss Grace said...

If that's his humor now, we're done for when he's an adult

smalltownmom said...

Life must be fun in your house!

Anonymous said...

Stryker has a wicked sense of humor. Now where did that come from, hmmmm?

Heather said...

That would have been a heart-stopper for me!

Manager Mom said...

Wow. I consider my sense of humor on the edgy side but I think that kind of a joke from my boy might make my heart stop. You are a good mom.

Mrs. G. said...

You were smart to take that pause-I would have snorted. We all have black humor around here.

Angie said...

"I'm way too important to commit suicide" - that is hilarious.

My over-dramatic daughter (I know you can relate) is always saying, things like that. "If you don't stop making that noise, I'm going to kill myself" "God, mom, if you don't stop bugging me I'm going to kill myself" "If I have to get up early in the morning, I'm going to kill myself"

The normal parent would be concerned, but the normal parent doesn't have a daughter that thinks she is on stage 24/7.

Mary Alice said...

I’ll have a plate of humor with a side of pubescent narcissism please!

Ahhhh never a dull moment with children!

Melinda said...

I vote for the strangle. Unless you think he has the potential to set you up in the lifestyle to which you'd like to become accustomed? In that case, I'd encourage the dark sense of humor.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

He sounds like he keeps you on your toes!