Teaching five-year-olds the art of ‘your mom’ jokes is not an easy undertaking. I wouldn’t suggest doing it sober. After I explained to my nephew, Carter, how to properly make one, we had a practice session. IT DID NOT GO WELL!
Carter: “You’re silly.”
Me: “Your mom is silly.”
Carter: “She is really, really silly. I love her.”
Me: “Buddy that’s now how it works. Let’s try it again.”
Carter: “You smell like diapers.”
Me: “Your mom smells like diapers.
Carter: “NO SHE DOESN’T! She smells pretty. You smell pretty too Aunt Sarah. Like cookies.”
I gave up and told him we’d try again when he was older, and maybe then he would understand. His twin sister Hannah got upset and said, “Aunt Sarah I get it, but I’m older by three whole minutes so I’m smarter.” To which I replied, “No Hannah you’re smarter because you’re a girl.”
I feel like honestly is always the best policy, especially with young and impressionable children.