Cheat-Seeking Missles

Monday, July 03, 2006

I Am An Extraterrestrial

Not much time for politics and outrage on this vacation, it seems. But there is this, from a playbook my 11-year-old bought yesterday:

8 ways to tell if your parents are extraterrestrials:
  1. Your parents often ask you to turn down your music.
  2. Their clothes are weirdly out of style.
  3. Sometimes you'll come into a room and catch them just sitting there, quietly, perhaps holding a book.
  4. They enjoy eating at least one of the following "foods": egglplant, anchovies, oysters, orange marmalade.
  5. During the winter, they keep the house uncomfortably cool. (Bonus point: When you complain, do they tell you to put on a sweater.)
  6. They completely over-react when your room is the tiniest bit messy.
  7. On more than one occasion, you have been embarrassed to be seen in public with them.
  8. They tell jokes that regular humans do not find funny.
Here's how Incredible Daughter #3 scored us:
  1. True
  2. False (Yay!!)
  3. True
  4. False (Wrong -- I like three out of four of them)
  5. False
  6. True (If it were ever "the tiniest bit messy," I'd know if this answer is right.
  7. True (Sniff!)
  8. True
Since she answered True to more than three, Incredible Wife and I aren't from around here. But we come in peace.