Two Short Scenes From Real Life

July 02, 2010

Scene 1: Master bedroom, theskinnyonbenny mansion.

Vanya, wearing a cowboy hat and climbing on to his mother's back: Mama, I'm gonna ride you like a cowboy. Mrs. theskinnyonbenny lets him climb up, smiling. Me: That's a much better response than I get when I tell her the same thing.

Scene 2: Mexican restaurant, lunchtime on Wednesday.

Benny, Mrs. theskinnyonbenny, and Vanya eat their lunch. Vanya catches the waiter's eye and waves him over to the table. Vanya: Hey, we don't have any money. To pay for this. We come back tomorrow to pay. Waiter just gives puzzled look. Mrs. theskinnyonbenny: Way to go Vanya, now he's going to be watching us like a hawk.