“What a co-winky-dink!” My son exclaimed. I don’t recall what was coincidental; is that terrible?? He went on to say one of his friends had said it at school and he thought it was funny.
“I haven’t heard that in a long time,” I said. “We used to say that when I was a kid.”
“He didn’t make it up?” my son asked, genuinely surprised.
“No, that one’s been around a long time.” Seeing a bit of disappointment on my son’s face, I quickly added, “It’s on oldie but a goodie!!”
“Mom,” he said, “you have history built in you.”
I smiled at his graciousness and thought to myself, Thanks, son, for not saying I’m an old know it all.