Katie: My friend ____ has a Phanatic pillow pet.
Me: Cool. We should totally get one of those Phillies Phanatic pillow pets we saw at Bed, Bath and Beyond for Dad’s birthday!
Katie: Um, that’s what I said she had!
Me: Oh! I thought you said “banana pillow pet” and I just played along because I didn’t want you to think I was stupid.
Katie: That ship has already sailed, Mom.
Katie: I’m texting with _____ and he wants to take me out on Saturday.
Me: I won’t be here, but he needs to come in and meet Dad before you go anywhere.
Katie: I texted him and said he has to come in and meet Dad and he’s a little concerned. I told him not to worry. I said, “My dad might look scary but he’s really a big teddy bear.” What else should I say?
Me: Tell him,”at least that’s what his prison mates called him.”
Katie: HA!! I’m totally saying that! [texting] He said, “Really??”
Me: Say, “Not really. They didn’t call him that at all.”