Queen Teen has a hard time signing the letter Y. Her pinky won't stick up as it should.
Yesterday, she told a friend that she can't make a Y. Instead, she held up her fist with just the thumb sticking out. "This is how I do it." Then she grinned and said, "I guess I was born to be silly. See." She moved her fist in front of her face with the thumb pointed at her nose, the sign for "silly."
She laughed so hard she collapsed on her bed.
Later, she told me that she was born to be silly "...just like Rick."
"What about me?" I asked.
"You're silly sometimes, but not all the time like me and Rick."
Dang! I gotta up my silliness to compete with those two. Guess I need to play "What's sillier?" more often.
Queen Teen- What's sillier, a banana or a watermelon?
Mom - A banana of course.
QT - Yes. That was an easy one. What's sillier, a shoe or a hat?
Mom - Ummm.... a hat?
QT - No, a shoe.
This is a game Rick and Queen Teen have been playing since she was 3 years old. They are now the masters of silliness. I tend to over-think the questions, which is also why I tend to fail the DMV written test on the first try.
QT - What's sillier, an egg or cheese?
Mom - An egg.
QT - No. Cheese is sillier. Gee Mama, you just don't get this game.
There are subtleties to this game that baffle me. I'll watch Rick and Queen Teen play and have no idea why they're laughing.
Rick - What's sillier, a gold fish or a frying pan?
QT - A frying pan.
Rick - Yes! (insert hysterical laughter from both)
Mom - Why is a frying pan sillier than a goldfish?
QT - It just is.
Rick - How many people have been hit by a gold fish?
Mom - So the game is based on whether or not people get hit by something?
Rick - No.
QT - It would be funny if a person got hit by a goldfish.
Rick - Yeah. Maybe a goldfish is funnier?
QT - Yeah! (insert more hysterical laughter)
Mom - Okay, what's funnier? A pie or a cake?
QT - Pie.
Mom - Not cake?
QT - No.
Mom - Why?
Rick - Because there are lots of pies.
Mom - But getting hit with a cake is messier, so wouldn't it be sillier?
Rick - No. The thing itself has to be sillier.
QT - Pies are silly.Cake is not.
Mom - That doesn't make sense.
QT - (sighing sadly) Mama just doesn't get it.