Gamel Funny Farm Blog: My Family Says The Funniest Stuff (Vol. 6)
Welcome to a long-overdue edition of the Gamel Funny Farm, where you get to learn all about my quirky family.
What you'll find below is a hilarious collection of random conversations and unforgettable moments we've had over the last few months.
Our boys, Christian (12) and Jackson (7), are witty and have amazing comedic timing. On top of that, my wife, Leslie, and I are 10 percent normal and 90 percent goofy.
When you add it all up, you have the Gamel Funny Farm.
(As Leslie and I have a "spirited" debate in the front seat of a long car ride)
Jackson: "Mommy and Daddy! You are a married couple; married people don't argue." Mommy: "You're right, buddy. I'm sorry." Jackson: "I know you're married. I saw your wedding book. Those pictures were cute." Daddy: "Yes, they were. We are cute."
(Jackson's recap of the first day of school)
Jackson: "I went outside. I ate some lunch. I did a lot of paperwork."
Jackson: "Daddy? How old were you when you were my age?" Me: "I was 7, buddy." Jackson: "Oh, yeah. Hehehe."
(Courtesy of our friend, Tina Hurley)
Jackson: "Do you know what the most famous painting in the world is?" Tina: "Umm. I'm not sure; you're kinda putting me on the spot. The Mona Lisa?" Jackson: "Hmm. You may be right."
Me: "Hey, Jackson. You have five minutes to finish your bath."
Jackson: "WHAT?! Daddy, I'm going to need more time than that for some playtime. How about two minutes?"
Me: "Deal. Two minutes, then."
Breaking News: ESPN is reporting that star Crownover Middle School 7th-grade linebacker Christian Gamel broke his left wrist at practice this morning and is expected to be out for at least 6 weeks. This is what Gamel had to say: "It's an unfortunate injury, but I am a machine and tend to bounce back quickly. In the meantime, no interviews."
Christian: "Dad. I need to practice for football. Be my tackling dummy."
Me: "The problem is that tackling dummies don't hit back. I do."
Christian: "I'll take you down!"
While I was away working last night, Leslie was nice enough to take Christian to Altitude with his friends, even though he kind of threw it on her at the last minute. It cost $17, so she sent him a bill this morning for her services. So clever! My favorite part is the "my standards" line item. Lol.
Leslie: "Hey, Daddy. Christian is passing all of his classes!"
Me: "Awesome! Great job, buddy."
Leslie: "Well, I take that back. I just got a grade notification warning email from one of his teachers."
Christian: "If it's history, you can just ignore it. She's wrong."
Me: "Wrong? How do you know that?"
Christian: "Because I know."
Leslie: "Your game story from last night was in the Dallas Morning News today." Me: "Yep! And what did you do?"
Leslie: "It was open to that page in the breakroom, and I said, 'Look, Jamal. It's Steve!'"
Me: "Very cool. And then you?" (Hoping that she would say she took the time to read it).
Leslie: "I ... put it down and went back to work." Me: *sigh
(While on a family vacation at Disney World)
Leslie just "told off" a complaining teenager standing behind us in a long line for a ride. She's just trying to protect the integrity of the happiest place on earth, that's all. 😂😂😂
Teenager: "OMG, why won't those people in front of us move up!??" Leslie: "That section is in direct sunlight. Would you want to stand in the sun?" Teenager: "No." (with attitude) Leslie: "I didn't think so!"
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