What with all our blended family & travel necessities, our immediate family opens their gifts during the week of holiday vacation the kids have. This year, before opening our gifts, we went out to dinner at the Chinese restaurant and gorged on the all-you-can-eat buffet. On the way out, we passed the box where you can help yourself to an after dinner fortune cookie.
"Just one," I reminded the kids.
"Awwww," whined Hunter, the nine year old.
"Awwww," I mimicked back.
Reaching in for just one, Hunter whimpered, "But one is the loneliest number."
Well played, boo; well played.
He still only got to take one cookie. But he delighted me with his comedic timing charmed me proving that he does remember and enjoy our musical adventures.
I'm guessing the fact that we all laughed and told him how funny he is was even more satisfying than those additional cookies would have been anyway.