Our son (age 7) and daughter (age 10) have been fans of Car Talk since PBS aired the cartoon version of the show several years ago. Last Saturday (4/14/12) as I was chauffering them to baseball and play practice, we were listening to Tom and Ray. They especially enjoyed the last segment–Beth’s thesis about a woman’s appearance after more than 3 hours in the car. We all had a good giggle.
Later that weekend, as we were snarfing down our fettuccini on Sunday night since we were running late to play practice, our daughter was sharing interesting facts she had learned at school about the insect world. She informed us that her class was going to be raising praying mantises and feeding them fruit flies. Not missing an opportunity to antagonize her younger brother, she went on to comment how some female praying mantises will bite off their mate’s head and eat him for dinner. To rub this in a bit further, she exclaimed “Boy, am I sure glad I’m a girl!!” Without missing a beat, our son replied, “Well, at least I’ll never be ‘road ugly’!!”
Needless to say, my husband and I had alfredo sauce coming out our noses.
–Jolene in BOCOMO