Husband’s New Buddy Brian

Husband's joke with Pickles... Or is it a joke?

Husband has this running joke with Pickles.  At least I think it is a joke.  Since this summer, Husband has been joking with Pickles that he has been hanging out with Pickles’ friend, Brian.  This sends Pickles into fits, trying to trick Husband into admitting that he is joking and that he really has not been taking Brian to the movies, out for dinner and donuts, and to the paint ball range.  The typical conversation goes something like this:

Husband:  Hey guys, didja see that new Green Lantern movie?

Poor, unsuspecting Pickles:  No.  I want to see it!  Can we go see it?!

Husband: Oh, did you want to see that?  I went with Brian.

Green Lantern: I am the most likely person in our family to ever see this movie. That is because Ryan Reynolds is the cutest thing ever.

Pickles:  Huh?  Really?

Husband:  Yup.  He really liked it.  We had popcorn.  With butter.  You should go see it, it was really good.

Pickles:  When did you go?

Husband:  Today… While you were at camp.

Pickles:  Seriously?

Husband:  Yup.

Pickles:  Did you pick Brian up?

Husband:  Uh huh.

Pickles:  Ah ha!  Where does he live, then?

Husband:  Oh, I just picked him up on the corner.

Pickles:  Hmph.  Okay, then…  What corner!

Husband:  Oh. That’s easy.  The corner of (mumble mumble mumble) and (mumble).

Pickles:  What corner?

Husband:  You know, that corner down the street by his house.

Pickles:  Dad!

If Sweet Pea and Pumpkin Pie are around, they are compelled to get into the conversation.

Sweet Pea:  What color is Brian’s Hair?

Husband:  Brownish, I guess.  But he usually has a hat on.

Sweet Pea (all smiles because he thinks he is totally going to catch Husband on this one):  What color are his eyes?

We could get these for the entire family.

Husband:  How would I know?  It was dark at the movie theater.

This line of questioning goes on and on and on until Pickles is nearing a stroke, Sweet Pea is close to hanging from the chandelier, and Pumpkin Pie is just shouting random words and fake laughing.  At one point Pickles threatened to tell Brian that Husband said he was taking him out places and out of town on trips.  That was when I put the kibosh on things.  I played that scenario forward in my mind and it ended with Husband and a restraining order from Brian’s family.

(Image Credits:  Question mark from somewhere I can’t remember, Restraining order t-shirt available from my best t-shirt commection cafe press here.)

About Adventures From Cloud 8

I am a stay at home mom who now and again sneaks away to be an in-home family therapist. My husband and I have 3 boys: Sweet Pea (12), Pickles (9) and Pumpkin Pie (4). Oh yeah. We have Doodle Dog, too. You guessed it! He’s a boy. At least he pees outside.
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