The Name’s Potter

When we go to the bagel place, everyone stays as far away from Sonny as possible.  The kid is just a total disaster when it comes to cream cheese.  One time, after he took Sonny to the bagel place, Hubby found cream cheese in his EAR – not Sonny’s ear, HUBBY’S ear – and Hubby hadn’t even been eating anything WITH cream cheese…but Sonny had.  It was a freshly toasted bagel that day and everyone knows that warm bagels make the cream cheese particularly gooey and more likely to get into other people’s ears.

Why all the chit-chat about cheesy ears?  Well last time we were at the bagel place, Sissy, Hubby and I were huddled across the table from Sonny while we all enjoyed our breakfast on the restaurant’s patio.  A school bus went by and Sonny was the only one who could see it from his side of the table.  This prompted him to ask why a school bus was out and about on a Saturday morning?! 

We explained how it was probably a school sports team going to an away game.

[Disclaimer: My kids don’t ride the school bus to away games.  They are driven there by their chauffeur.  The chauffeur drives a 12-year-old completely totaled minivan and isn’t very nice on the mornings when she’s driving to away games.  Also her hair is pretty messy at that time of day.  We’re considering firing her.]

This caused Sonny to begin speculating on how most kids get to school – by bus or by car? 

[Disclaimer: My kids don’t ride the school bus to school either.  They are driven to school by their chauffeur.  The chauffeur drives a 12-year-old completely totaled minivan and isn’t very nice in the morning.  Also her hair is pretty messy at that time of day.  We’re considering firing her.]

I explained that he and his sister were probably an exception going to school in a car because most kids go to school by bus.  But I further explained that when I was his age, I actually took a train to my school.  My school was named Hogwarts.

And then I busted out laughing because that was completely funny.

At which point Hubby leaned into the table and said in a serious voice, “Kids.  It’s time we told you.  Mom’s name is actually Sherry.  Sherry Potter.”

And then he starts laughing like a loon too.

That’s frickin’ funny.

Anyway, that’s all I wanted to tell you.  That I’m funny and I married a funny man.  And I went to Hogwarts when I was younger.  And in addition to being funny, I’m magical.  My specialty is magical disguise.  I can disguise myself as a grumpy, messy-haired chauffeur.  I hope I don’t get fired.

One thought on “The Name’s Potter

  1. Well at least you don’t drive the flying car like “Sherry’s” friend Ron…and run into ancient, armed trees!!

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