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So this “No Singing Before Breakfast” rule is really more a guideline?

stolen from Facebook, posted by Laura

DEB: (singing indistinctly in the kitchen while dancing to a beat only she can hear)

ME: What?

This is before breakfast. I was told — many years ago — that Deb and her sister had a rule growing up: No Singing Before Breakfast. Later amended to add “Or Dancing.” I get reminded of this occasionally when I break it.

DEB: “Raspberry Beret.” I don’t think of myself as a Prince fan, but they were playing it on the radio this morning and now it keeps running through my head.

ME: And you were dancing to it?

DEB: A little. Kinda.

ME: Okay. So like, 🎵 She ordered raspberry parfait, the kind you find at an Italian ice store, rasp— 🎵

By this time Deb has started rocking to the beat in a big way, hips and arms and head moving, so I break out laughing.

ME: You are so cute!

DEB: It’s so nice to have somebody to be cute with, honey!

Well, yes!

You remember the song, right?

Copyright ©2022 by Jack Herlocker. All rights reserved, and if you steal this I will hunt you down and sing to you until your ears bleed (roughly 30 seconds, on average—ask my ex-wife).

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Jack Herlocker

Husband & retiree. Developer, tech writer, & IT geek. I fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches. Occasionally do weird & goofy things.

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