Yeah. Uh-huh. You’re Dorktastic, Honey.

Me: Who was that on the phone, honey?

Hubby: That was Neighbor. He’s starting a fantasy football league.

Me: A wha- ?

Hubby: We’re going to get together at Neighbor’s house on Monday and that’s when we’ll have “the draft” and pick our players and we’ll track their stats for the season, and…

Me: Oh, so it’s like the jock version of Dungeons and Dragons?

Hubby: NO! It’s not! There’s a huuuuuuge difference between fantasy football and Dungeons and Dragons! (Pause). Guys who do fantasy football can get L-A-I-D. (Spelled because The Princess was in earshot, to which point she said, “Daddy, what does L-I-D spell?”) Lid, honey. It spells ‘lid’. Like the lid of the toilet.

Me: Nerd.

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  1. I read this aloud to Farmwife over the phone yesterday, and she laughed along with me. Ah, the beauty of that fleeting stage when it’s okay to spell in front of little ones with big ears….

  2. I have never understood fantasy football – maybe after observing first hand you can explain it to me.

  3. My son and my future son-in-law both play fantasy football and LOVE it! They take it very seriously.

    Something about spelling makes the kids ears perk up, I’ve noticed. They concentrate much harder if they think it’s something secret…maybe we should spell out things we WANT them to remember.

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