10/17/12: The Punchline

“Mom, wanna hear a joke? How does Sponge Bob like his eggs?”

As I scratch my head and make a show of wondering, Henry trots up to his big brother Frankie as if to listen along. The three-year-old shoots me a crooked smile and then punches his big brother in the face. My mouth drops open to yell but I see Frankie laughing. No harm. My mouth is still gaping as Henry trots away flapping his arms like a duck. No foul.

“Mom! You didn’t guess!”

“Huh? What?”

“Funny side up!”

Ah…brotherly love!


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