Mister Bubby hands me a drawing
Mad: It’s cute.
MB: It’s a hippo.
Mad: I know that.
MB: I thought you might think it’s an elephant.
Mad: Why would I think that? Its ears are too small and it has those two teeth in front.
MB: But elephants can be mesmerized.
Mad: Oh. So is he part elephant?
MB: No. He’s a hippo who was mesmerized.
MB: One of the few hippos in the world who can be mesmerized. There are like, three.
Mister Bubby helps me make meatloaf
MB: Mom, I’m touching one of God’s creations.
Mad: You touch one of God’s creations all the time, every day.
MB: But this is one of God’s gross creations. Dead cow.
Mad: I see.
MB: Mom, do you think some cows came to earth dead?
MB: Then what did Adam and Eve eat?
Mister Bubby gives me instructions for tucking him in
MB: Now, you have to give me twenty hugs.
Mad: Twenty hugs? Why?
MB: You just do.
Mad: Is it a special occasion?
MB: Because you love me.