Why I Love My Husband But Have Been Known To Roll My Eyes At Him, Dramatically, Part XXVI

January 14, 2008

Dinner chez HBM, last night:

Wonderbaby (pointing, with frown, to suspicious orange lump on plate): Whassat?

HBM: Sweet potato.

Wonderbaby: NO LIKE TAY-TOE.

HBM: Fine. It’s a yam.

Wonderbaby: HAM?


HBF (helpfully): It’s a tuber.

Wonderbaby: TOOBER?

HBF: Tuber.

Wonderbaby: NO LIKE TOOBER.

(Tuber/yam/sweetpotato flies by HBM’s head, very narrowly missing her nose, and lands, with a splat, on the dining room wall, where it clings for a sticky moment before sliding, tuberously, to the freshly-cleaned floor.)

HBF: Ah.


HBF: Tuber-too-close-is. Be glad you didn’t catch that.


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    Jenifer January 14, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    That is the best kind of tubour.

    Sarcasta-Mom January 14, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    LOL. Sounds like something my husband would say. I engage in a lot of eye rolling too….

    liv January 14, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    yah!!! flying sweet potato is no go!

    Hannah January 14, 2008 at 1:59 pm


    Very punny.

    I dare say HBF is lucky you love him for his many other sterling qualities – because a joke like that is practically a hangin’ offense at my house.

    Amy U. January 14, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Aaaaand the dining room is Christened.


    Cara January 14, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    I roll my eyes at my husband when he tries to tell our 18 month old why he shouldn’t throw food on the hardwood floors (which he wanted in the kitchen)and really get upset when he then does it. Come on, its a kitchen floor! I’m rolling my eyes just thinking about it.

    flutter January 14, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    it’s not a tuber!! oh, wait….

    motherbumper January 14, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    He needs a new writer – oh wait… the writer’s strike sure does suck the big one, doesn’t it?

    Wright January 14, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    That’s a groaner. Doesn’t even qualify for a real laugh. I understand the eye rolling!

    BOSSY January 14, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Bossy has perfected the fine art of Spousal Eye Rolling.

    Kyla January 14, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Heh. Nice try, HBF.

    Beck January 14, 2008 at 3:59 pm


    kittenpie January 14, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    OMG I think I might love HBF now.
    That’s the kind of thing Misterpie would refuse to laugh at, too.

    Heather January 14, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Maybe I need to get out more, but I found that very clever.

    Redneck Mommy January 14, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    He’s definitely my type of guy.

    Maman January 14, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I would throw tuber at him… but I would tell Wonderbaby that she used to LOVE sweet potato when she was a baby… That usually made my girls retry the food in question…but then they are gullible

    daysgoby January 14, 2008 at 5:03 pm


    I love his quick humour.

    ewe are here January 14, 2008 at 5:09 pm



    He sounds a lot like my husband

    Elizabeth January 14, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    “Thank you, I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip your waitresses!”

    It was kind of clever though. And “tuberously” is a great word.

    The Other Elle January 14, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Wish I’d thought of it.

    That’s the kind of pun that made my husband fall in love with me.
    ::::modestly smirking::::

    I totally love puns. Good or bad!

    bubandpie January 14, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    I had to read it out loud a couple times before I got it. Then I groaned.

    mothergoosemouse January 14, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    I choked on my dinner. Fortunately, it didn’t hit the wall, but it did hit my keyboard, dammit.

    Mrs. Chicky January 14, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    That’s the best laugh I’ve had in days. Thanks HBF for me.

    crazymumma January 14, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Like I have said before. She is going to rock your world when she is 13.



    Pgoodness January 15, 2008 at 12:01 am

    LOL! I’m laughing AND rolling my eyes! Love puns like that.

    liz January 15, 2008 at 12:15 am

    I thought for a moment it was a Yoda impression. Then I groaned. MS would die of jealousy.

    Jenn January 15, 2008 at 1:49 am

    bahahaha! that may be coming up at a dinner table here in the near future… :P

    nomotherearth January 15, 2008 at 5:10 am

    Not bad,man.

    Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) January 15, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Yeaaahhh, that’s actually pretty good.

    My husband says lovely things like, “Some hams just can’t be cured!” about him and my son and the way they like to ham it up.

    Ah, but it’s endearing, eh? ;-)

    WI Mommy January 15, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Oh – that was good…or maybe I’ve just been hanging around too many preschoolers.

    Suburban Gorgon January 15, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    I think HBF and the Minotaur should be prevented from ever meeting. I don’t think I could handle this household if it got any punnier.

    Anonymous January 17, 2008 at 11:16 am

    HAHAHA…had to re-read that a few times to get it….tuber to close to you….and tuberculosis…ok.LAVANDULA

    AdventureDad January 17, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    I thought that was hilarious but I’m European so that may not count;-))

    Jaelithe January 19, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    OH. MY. GOD.

    I just realized that your husband and my husband are twins who were separated at birth. Or maybe clones.

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