This is pretty gross on so many levels but there’s a silver lining that I could not help but embrace.
Dad and I driving home from grandma’s house.
Me: “Oh shoot! I forgot we have to stop at the store to get something for Vics. She called me earlier.”
Dad: “Okay, we’ll just go to Safeway.”
A moment later…
Dad: “What does she need?”
Me: “Uh.. pads.”
Dad: “Oh okay. I need to get shoelaces, maybe they’ll have some.”
Dad starts laughing.
Me, confused: “??? What’s so funny?”
Dad: “I don’t know if you remember this. But when you guys were really little, one of you asked what a pad was. Mom and I didn’t know what to say so we told you guys they were mouse beds.”
Me, laughing hysterically: “OH MY GOD. Of all things, MOUSE BEDS?!? As in a bed where a mouse sleeps?!”
Dad: “Well what do you expect!? It was pretty complicated trying to explain all of… that… to a kid.”
I die. Someone please shower them with a trillion awesome points.