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Little Pitchers Get The Laughs

So we were sitting around eating some ice
cream Saturday night, each family member spooning in contented
silence. From out of nowhere, Brian piped up with a joke.

“Hey, what are the sexiest animals
on the farm?” he asked with a gleam in his eye.

“Um, I give up,” I replied encouragingly.

“Brown chicken, brown cow!” he said, making it sound
like the soundtrack to every porn movie with its “Boom chicka
row row” music.

I laughed appreciatively, and we fell silent again.

One minute later, Cora looked up at Brian. “Hey, Daddy, brown
chicken brown cow!” she laughed, in a more-than-credible
imitation. We laughed, of course, in spite of ourselves, and our
child, pleased with her response, said it again several more times.

Thanks, hon. Can’t wait for her to say that to our


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