Deep Thoughts

We’re big fans of Jack Handey’s “Deep Thoughts” in this house. Too big of fans, actually.

So big that Piper has begun dropping “deep thoughts” as ice breakers when she meets new people. Yesterday we were waiting outside Sissy’s violin lesson when another student arrived early for her lesson. Piper introduced herself by asking if she could have some doritos from the stranger’s bag. The answer was ‘no.’ Then Piper said, “If you drop your keys in molten lava, let them go because, man, they’re gone.” The stranger just stared. There may have been a language barrier, too. “Deep thoughts” don’t translate that well.

Sometimes when Piper is sharing her “deep thoughts” with the world, she fudges the punchline a bit. Or she starts laughing so hard she can’t get the ending out. This happens all the time with her favorite: I hope if dogs take over the world, and they choose a king, they don’t just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas. Piper is usually drooling on herself in a fit of giggles and can’t get the “Chihuahuas” part out. She’s tried this one out while ordering from the menu when we’re out to dinner. People think she’s ordering dog. And that’s just not funny.

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