Sitting around the table with a couple of monkeys, the oldest begins taking the daily polls.

“Raise your hand if you like toast!”

Hands go up.

“Raise your hand if you like juice better than milk!”

Fewer hands go up.

“Who’s better – C3PO or R2D2?” Before anyone can chime in, the pollster answers for everyone, “R2D2.”


“Raise your hand if you wish your name was “Duke!”"

Huh?  Duke?  Really?  The absurdity of the question almost makes me laugh until I notice one six-year-old hand is reaching for the ceiling.

“Mom, how old do I have to be to change my name?”