I was driving with Zach in the car. I was in a foul mood.
Me: Oh. Great. Yeah. Just walk right in the middle of the parking lot so I have to drive behind you at 1 mile and hour. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. (I huffed about a woman who was in my way as I was looking for a parking spot at Target).
A few moments later.
Me: Good God! Why bother parking in between the lines when you could park right on top of them!
A few moments later we get out of the car. We walk by a car with a dog barking in it.
Zach: Stupid dog! Sitting there and barking like an idiot!
Me: Why did you say that?
Zach: I didn't want to miss out on all the fun you were having.
After our Target trip, we get back into the car.
Me: I don't know why I am in such a crabby mood today. I hate that. I don't want to be in a crabby mood.
Zach: Do you want me to figure it out?
Me: Uhmmm... you can't figure it out.
Zach: You don't know me very well.
Me: Fine. What's wrong with me?
Zach: Have you ever been exposed to gamma radiation? (he says in a serious voice, totally straight-faced).
Zach: Just answer the question please.
Me: No. What would that mean if I had?
Zach: Bruce Banner?
Me: Oh! The Green Hulk?
Zach: The Incredible Hulk mom. He's incredible.
(I start laughing...)
Zach: Have you ever been bit by a spider?
Me: (I burst out laughing). No!
Zach: Have you ever worn a ring with a green lantern on it?
I am trying to remember which character did that...
Me: No. Why?
Zach: Don't ask questions please.
Me: Sorry. But I just want to know...
(he cuts me off)
Zach: Shhh. Shh. Sh. Just focus on my questions.
Zach: Are you force-sensitive or do you have high levels of midi-chlorians in your blood?
Zach: Mom. Mom. Mom. You aren't being helpful. You need to focus on my questions and answer honestly.
Me: I don't think so. What would happen if I was?
Zach: You'd be a Jedi.
I start laughing again.
Me: Are Jedi's always in a bad moods?
Zach: Mom. Darth Vader.
Me: Ooohhhhh. Of course. Do you think that's my problem? I'm Darth Vader?
Zach: There's only one Darth Vader mom.
Me: So why are you asking me about that!
Zach: Shhhhh.... calm down. I'm trying to rule out all possibilities.
By that point, I couldn't help but be in a good mood. Zach always knows how to make me laugh.
God I'm going to miss him when he goes off to college.