The other day, I was
Rudee: "Hi Dad."
MLTL: "Oh hiiiiiiiiiiiii!" (he always lengthens his greetings-makes it seem like he is conversing more).
R: "Are you and Lo coming for dinner on Christmas?"
MLTL: (clapping hands) "Ohhhhhh yeah. We wouldn't miss it!"
R: "Oh Good. We're having beef tenderloin this year."
MLTL: "What can I bring? How about you let me buy the ham?"
R: "We're not having ham. We're having beef tenderloin."
MLTL: "OK then. I'll get the ham at Biondo's."
R: "We're not having ham-Biondo's does have beautiful beef tenderloin though."
MLTL: "OK, how big a ham should I get?"
R: "WE AREN'T HAVING HAM. WE'RE HAVING TENDERLOIN!"
MLTL: "Huh? How much?? I'll get a nice ham then. Oh! They have such beautiful hams there."
R to her honey: "Dear, could you stock up on wine please? Rudee foresees a need for a bottomless glass."
If you're entertaining someone as difficult in nature as I, may all of your wineglasses be bottomless. I'll see y'all later this week. Have a blessed holiday!