A True Rodent Story
Carolyn to me:
I just saw a one foot possum in the back!
ahh! It was inside?
Yes! (followed by discussion of the disturbing-ness of rodents in the indoors)
Me to Benny: Carolyn saw a one-legged possum in our laundry room today. Isn't that amazing?
Benny: what? it only had one leg?
Me: Yes. I wonder how it could have gotten in there. And with only one leg!
Benny to Carolyn: Wendy tells me you saw a possum in the laundry room with only one leg.
Benny: Did you see a one-legged possum back there?
Carolyn: I saw a possum with 4 legs. It was one foot long.
I love words. They can make things confusing and funny all at once.