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Conversation in the car today

Conversation in the car today

September 19, 2006

“Mom, what do you give a dog that has a fever?” my ten year old asks me as we are driving.

“Uh, wow, I really have no idea. I’m sure that there is some kind of dog tylenol or something. Do dogs even get fevers? I am sorry I have no idea.” I answer.

“I heard that it’s ketchup.” he says.

“Really? Ketchup? I find that somewhat hard to believe.” I answer. I hate when they quiz me with these questions because the two of them are walking trivia depositories. I think they frequently ask me questions for the sole purpose of proving their superior knowledge.

“No, it isn’t ketchup. It’s mustard.” my 9 year old pipes up.

“Mustard? What?”

“ketchup…mustard, the perfect thing for a hot dog.” the both yell in unison, “Get it?!?!”

::fell free to slap your knee now::

Posted by Chris @ 11:04 pm  

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  1. bella says:


    (Remind me not to let my kids hear that one, or I will never hear anything else as long as I live! — well, at least for the next few days!)


  2. kathy says:

    My boys sing songs from PHC’s Katsup Advisory Board whenever someone is cranky. I think they do it more to annoy and already cranky person but I have to chuckle along with them.

  3. InterstellarLass says:

    HA! That’s funny. That’s really funny.

  4. Julie says:

    well, maybe it’s the sleep deprivation but my husband and I both laughed out loud. Thanks, boys!

  5. kate says:

    That was pretty funny!

  6. Jenniffer says:

    I’m totally nailing Jonathan with that one tomorrow. I’ve become an 8 year old ;)

  7. Fold My Laundry Please says:

    Hate to say it, but that one had me laughing out loud!

  8. Tonja says:

    Too cute! :o)

  9. Novaks8 says:

    yuk yuk yuk

  10. AdwinaCouldNeverStopLaughingBecauseOfThis says:

    Hahaaa…. that is soooooo FUNNY!!! This makes me laugh out loud!

    I think those little kiddos know that their momma was a little bit tired and wants to cheer her up.

    Funny kids!

  11. Maddy says:

    Haa haa haa, that is funny, I wonder if my 9 and 11 year olds know it yet.

  12. Suburban Turmoil says:

    I see a future in standup comedy here. Maybe you have the next Penn and Teller…

  13. Katie says:

    *groans* We’re still on the “What’s brown and sticky?” joke.

    (A stick.)

  14. Meg says:

    oh, my lord, that absolutely cracked me up…

  15. Jennifer says:

    Ha ha! I love that I totally fell for it.

  16. Erika says:

    I think I would have laughed, but in secret, wouldnt want them to know I thought they were funny ;)

  17. mike says:

    Funny or not (it’s funny), the scary thing is now they’re ganging up on you with their trivia-disguised jokes. That, my friend, is frightening.

  18. Playdate Susan says:

    dammit that was funny.

  19. Christina says:

    I have to share that one with my dh, he loves jokes that he can share with kids!

  20. Darren McLikeshimself says:

    It’s official: I want to move in with you guys.

  21. Julie @ Telluride says:

    ok - here is the one my son told me today (can’t resist):

    What does a farmer say when he’s lost his tractor?

    Answer: “where’s my tractor?”

    So sily that I keep laughing when I think about how hard he laughed!

  22. Bluepaintred says:

    oh thats smooth. real smooth.

  23. Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah says:

    I like that they tag teamed you.

    Very clever kids.

  24. nabbalicious says:

    Can I have your kids? They’re so awesome.

  25. Anne Glamore says:

    They gotcha! I am TOTALLY telling that joke at the dinner table tonight and I will get the funniest mom of the year award!

  26. Jen says:

    Long time lurker…first time commenter. Had to chime in and share my nephew’s current favorite joke…

    What’s red and smells like blue paint?
    Answer: Red paint

    Heh. Kids are awesome aren’t they? Can’t wait to have my own!

  27. Amy says:

    Wow, well scripted and prepared - I’m impressed. And my co-workers think I am smoking crack because I am laughing my head off at that one and Julie’s farmer/tractor joke!

  28. rachel says:

    the sad part is that I’m now thinking kid jokes are truly funny.

    Yeah, my brain is g-o-n-e.

    Thank your kids for my giggle today!

  29. Rachel says:

    They TOTALLY got you, ha ha ha, that’s too funny!

  30. Jenny says:

    Once again proving my theory that the mother’s brain cells are siphoned into the child in utero.

    And that, my friends, is why I’m stopping at four.

  31. Ellen says:

    Love it — love kids jokes in general.
    Here’s one my kids have been telling — not as subtle, but a clean dog joke.

    Why did the cowboy get a dachshound?

    Because he heard the other cowboys say “get a long little doggie”

    hee hee. It sounds better when told in person by a bright eyed seven year old.

  32. Heather B. says:

    That’s actually pretty funny. How did you NOT get that Chris? Duh!

  33. Amy says:

    I can’t wait to get my kid with that one.

  34. Kristi says:

    I’d say they are very good at getting your goat. You better watch out! Of course, after you have picked yourself up from the floor from laughing so hard.

  35. liz says:

    Oooh, that’s bad.

  36. peepnroosmom says:

    HaHaHaHaHaHa! That was a good one! They got you, didn’t they?

  37. Lily T says:

    hey! that was great! What clever kids you’ve got!

  38. cheeriobutt says:

    That’s soo great! I love your kids. Soo funny.

  39. Heather says:

    Perfect joke to share with my 8 year old! Very cute, and your boys are too funny! (slapping knee) LOL… ;)

  40. kate says:

    I love it! I love jokes that 2 people are in on. My grandpa (and then my dad) always did/do this joke with someone else:

    1: I’ve got a goat in the basement without a nose.
    2: A goat without a nose? How’s it smell?
    1: Terrible!

    hahahahaha. I love it. It’s not funny, but I love it.

  41. creative-type dad (tony) says:

    NICE!!! I love kids jokes, they’re so weird.