Sitting on the deck watching a construction man grade the backyard.
Mom: He’s single, Natalie. He’s a single dad.
Dad: He’s got a missing tooth and 8 cows.
In the car. Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy” comes on the radio.
Me: Mom, is this still your favourite song?
Mom: No, I like the one about the fireworks. (Katy Perry, Firework)
Dad: I like the one about the money. (Jessie J, Price Tag)
Me: Why do you like that song, Dad?
Dad: Because it’s about money.
Me: You know she’s actually singing, “It’s not about the money, money, money…”
Dad: Oh, gee. That’s terrible! Young people know nothing. It’s all about the money!
Dad is resetting the time and date on the oven after the power went out.
Dad: Is it July?
Me: It’s August.
Dad: Huh?! No…
Me: It’s your wedding anniversary!
Mom: Are you bringing your laptop?
Me: [Somewhat offended] Camping?! No mom, the sites are non-electric. There’s not going to be any wi-fi either.
Mom: Oh, right.
I’m not that addicted to the internet. I don’t even have a smart phone!