Three Generations Of Rock Paper Scissors

, , , | Related | July 26, 2017

(In my family, embarrassing each other is par for the course. We all share a silly sense of humor and don’t mind. My brother and I are not the same age, but we’ve always been close, so at times we can communicate well without speaking. On this occasion there is a small family gathering to introduce my boyfriend and my brother’s girlfriend to our parents. It seemed like a good idea at the time so no one would be subjected to the inquisition all evening long until…)

Mother: *beaming around at everyone* “It’s great to have everyone here! That really leaves just one question. Which one of you will provide me with grandchildren first?”

(She knows both relationships are still new and that topic has certainly not been discussed yet. My brother and I exchange a glance and I see we have the same idea. We both raise a fist and, without speaking, start a round of Rock, Paper, Scissors.)

Me: “HA! Two out of three works every time.”

Brother: “D*** it! All right. So, Mom, I guess I’ll take care of that.”

(It’s at this point we both first notice the way our respective partners stare at us in horror, especially my brother’s girlfriend. Luckily, they didn’t kill us. And what do you know… a few years later now, my brother and that same girlfriend are now proud parents themselves.)

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