Overheard: The "What We Talk About After the Kids Are In Bed" Edition

Scene:  Kelly in kitchen, prepping for Sunday lunch with friends.  David on laptop at kitchen island, prepping Sunday School lesson.  Pandora is serenading us with big band tunes.

David:  You know, there’s a whole version of “Mack the Knife” by Ella Fitzgerald where she claims to forget the words to the second verse and then scats the whole thing.  It’s terrible.

Kelly:  WHAT?!  It’s Ella.  She scats.  It’s what she does.  It’s not terrible.

David:  I’m saying it’s terrible.  And then Frank Sinatra covered it, which is even worse.

Kelly:  I think you need to go to an all-Ella Pandora station and then you will gain an appreciation.

David (over top of Kelly’s last comment):  HOSANNA!*

Kelly begins giggling.

David:  Did you just say that I should go to an Ella concert?

Kelly doubles over giggling.

David:  HOSANNA!*

Harry Connick Jr. comes on, singing “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.”

David:  I like Harry.

Kelly:  Mmmm, me too.

David:  He’s so smooth.  I used to want to be him.

Kelly:  I used to want to marry him.  (slight pause)  And now look at us!  I guess we both got what we wanted.

Riotous laughter from both.

David:  What?  HOSANNA!*

*Editor’s Explanatory Note:  Hosanna means “save now.”  Google Docs prompts you to “save now” when you hover over the save button, so David yells “HOSANNA” when he saves his documents.

3 thoughts on “Overheard: The "What We Talk About After the Kids Are In Bed" Edition

  1. Agreed! This makes me love you both all the more! It also makes me mental note: if one is to survive having a large family, one must remember to laugh often…and preferably together. 🙂


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