Hello AtoZ hoppers! Glad you stopped in to Tongue In Cheek where everything is true, except for the stuff that isn't. Today's rerun comes from 2010 and contains sage parenting advice. I hope you enjoy...
James Brown Translated For Minors
As we drove home listening to Funky Friday on WXPN Philadelphia, James Brown came on. And the following conversation ensued.
Oldest Urchin (6 y.o.) - Mommy, what's a sex machine?
Me - That's not what he's singing, honey. He's saying fax machine.
O.U. - *long pause*
Me - *sweating profusely and averting all eye contact in the darkened interior of the front seat*
O.U. - Oh. Ok.
My profuse relief was interrupted as The Man leaned over and sniffed the air around me.
T.M. - I think I smell burning pants.
- *through clenched teeth* Lying is a perfectly acceptable tool in the
parental arsenal when emergencies, such as the one that was just
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
17 hours ago