When you ask a silly question

When you ask a silly question, what do you expect to get?

The old standard is that you get a silly answer.

My kids think you get a blank stare (or an eye roll).

But my husband’s answer takes the cake.

I’ve been working on a writing project that involves a princess, a unicorn, a generous dose of pink pony sparkle power, and an even larger dose of snark.

ask a silly question and you get eye rolls

I read the rough draft to my husband (the best way to make him focus on content instead of typos.  He’s an infamous editor.)  He wasn’t amused because the whole premise of the story wasn’t very appealing to him.

Hubby: I don’t like it.

Me:  What don’t you like about it?

Hubby: The unicorn’s name.

He had a point. I had originally named the Unicorn “Carnie” because I thought “Carnie the Unicorn” had a satisfyingly snarky ring to it.  It didn’t. I admit it.

Carnie is not a good name for  a Unicorn.  It doesn’t sound… unicorn-y enough.

Me: So what should I name the unicorn? Eunice?

Hubby: What?

(you have to say it out loud.  Eunice the Unicorn has a nice alliterative ring to it.  even if it isn’t unicorn-y)

Me: Or what about Uneekwa?

Hubby: Definitely not. Besides, that one is taken.

Me: Well… then what should I name the unicorn?

Hubby:  Google it.

Sigh. Only in my house.

what should i name the unicornIf you ask a silly question, you will be told to Google it.

Just to finish the story, I actually did Google it.  I was amazed at how many different websites are devoted to the subject of unicorn names.

It was… amazing… in a really creepy way.

Since this unicorn is a girl and she ends up being the leader of the flying pink sparkle patrol that saves the kingdom through the power of glitter, I decided the best name for the unicorn would be…

SHIMMER.

My husband was not impressed.  I told him he was welcome to Google a more appropriate name for a unicorn any time he wanted, but unless he had a better suggestion he could just live with Shimmer the Unicorn.

ps – if I thought I wouldn’t be sued, I would name the unicorn “Goo-Gil-It” in my husband’s honor.

What happens when you ask a silly question at YOUR house?

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Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. Karen Indiviglio Canino says:

    bwahahaha…love it. I think Shimmer works and is perfect. I don't even think my hubby would have read it unless it was about baseball or the boy scouts.

  2. bwahahaha…love it. I think Shimmer works and is perfect. I don’t even think my hubby would have read it unless it was about baseball or the boy scouts.
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