Unexpected Homophone fun

So Keith and I were playfully jabbering on at the dinner table last night about each others’ sleeping habits: you see, I have the terrible habit of staying up until 1am most nights (and sometimes later), which he attributes to my ambition to “conquer the world while everyone else is sleeping” and I jokingly referred to him as a narcoleptic because he can fall asleep anytime, anywhere (which, truth be told, I’m jealous of!). So we’re going back and forth about this over our pork chops and wild rice, and Claire asks (what sounds like), “What’s a narcoleptic?” and so of course, demonstrating with full dramatic flair, I fell asleep at the dinner table. She woke me up, I apologized and justified my rude manners by claiming to be a narcoleptic, halfway through that final word, falling asleep again, sawing logs and all practically on top of my plate. Not surprisingly, this provoked laughter all around, and I was feeling like a rockin’ awesome homeschooling mom (assuming that they’ll never forget what a narcoleptic is). Until….

Claire asked,

“But why is it called a nerd collector?”

About cashclan

Lisa is a grateful, born-again follower of Jesus Christ who has spent her adult life on the Gospel in several global contexts. She is the wife of one wonderful, jungle-gym of a man, who is to her the single most ravishing piece of flesh on planet earth (stolen good-heartedly from Christine Caine). She is a dedicated home educator to their four beautiful children, ages 6 to 12, whom she would be happy to gush over any time. She is an avid reader and a storyteller, an aspiring writer, a missionary to the nations and a singer of His praises, a loyal friend, an obsessive-compulsive Googler, and comedienne extraordinaire on her best days. She would also like to think that she is a loyal and loving, truth-telling friend.
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One Response to Unexpected Homophone fun

  1. Brooke says:

    That’s great–Claire cracks me up! đŸ™‚

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