Basically, my father has a pretty decent sense of humor. He "gets me." Which can be scary.
A couple weeks ago I gave him some balls for his birthday because he's old and he might lose his. Golfing, I mean. What? The guy has bad vision; those balls are small.
Then it was my birthday. I came home to find some lovely plants and flowers. (My dad is an excellent gardener. I am not. But my sister is. He gets me confused with her. But I still love the plants he gives me because they remind me of him and that he loves plants and that makes me smile. And when the plants die I remember that someday I'll miss him when he dies. It's like the gift that keeps on giving.)
|It's like a thousand little hearts beating out my father's love.|
|Is this a palm tree? I don't live in Florida?|
And he even included a card. I thought it was somewhat curious there was one, singular blue ball included in the envelope.
|Well, that explains the ball. Kind of.|
Big V: Oh, your dad dropped you off a gift for your birthday? That was so nice of him. Let me read the card.
Big V: This is the weirdest thing I think I've ever seen. Why would your dad give you a card like that?
Me: Oh, because I was afraid he was getting old and going to lose his balls so I gave him some for his birthday. He's just getting me back.
Big V: What? You what? Wait. Your dad is afraid you're going to lose your balls?
Me: No... read the card. Obviously my dad is afraid I'm going to need something to do in case I get lonely.
Big V: Couldn't you just read a book or something?
Big V: If you were lonely. Couldn't you just read a book until I got home?
Me: Right. Because that's what you do when you're waiting for me to get home.
And so I called my dad to thank him for the beautiful flowers and the naked man.
Me: Thanks for the birthday plants! They're beautiful! I love them!
Dad: I forgot one of his balls. It's sitting on the kitchen counter; you can grab it next time you come over.
I feel so sad for people who don't have conversations like these.
I can't wait until Christmas. Let the games