Tuesday, June 17, 2014

In which Primo is dreading his visit to Sly and Doris (and who wouldn't dread a visit to Sly and Doris?)

Primo: My parents aren't taking care of themselves.

Me: What do you mean?

Primo: My dad says he has stopped cutting his hair. So when I get there, his hair is going to be all wild.

Me: Oh man.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

In which Sly doesn't like the Fathers Day card that Primo sends him and I think Sly is lucky Primo even talks to him at all

Primo: I called.

Me: And?

Primo: I got it over with.

Me: What did your dad say about the card?

Primo: I asked if he got it.

Me: Yes?

Primo: And he said that he had. I had to bring it up.

Me: Did he think it was funny?

Primo: No. He said it was a "love/hate" card.

Me: What? He said that? About the card you sent him?

Primo: Yes.

Me: Remind me. What was on the card again?

Primo: A family in a station wagon with the dad saying, "If you don't knock it off, I am going to stop this car."

Me: Well. I can see why he was offended.

Primo: I thought it was funny. My mom thought it was funny.

Me: Apparently, everyone who was on the review committee at Hallmark thought it was funny or they never would have produced it.

Primo: Yep. My dad does not have a sense of humor.

Me: Nope. And he is not very nice, either.

Primo: Nope. Maybe I shouldn't have sent it.

Me: I think you should have. It's funny and light and it's not offensive and frankly, it's important to stand up to tyrants occasionally. You and I are usually powerless against him because he will take it out on your mom, but every now and then, you have to assert yourself a little.

Primo: Yep.

Me: You are not like your dad.

Primo: No I am not.