Why I’m Friends with My Ex

Spooky waits patiently for her daddy to return from his humanitarian trip to Africa. Pumpkin has given up hope.

Because he tolerates my love of comedy. To wit:

Evan: Hello?

Me: Hey.

Evan: What’s up?

Me: I was just hanging out with Pumpkin.

Evan: And how’s Pumpkin?

Me: Well, he asked me to call daddy.

Evan: Ah.

Me: I told him, he’s still on that long business trip we talked about.

Evan: Coming up on two years now.

Me: I told him you’re in Thailand.

Even more fun is when Evan comes over to the house for some reason, and I rally Pumpkin and Spooky by yelling, “Look, you guys! Daddy’s home, daddy’s home!” And then, in the voice of Spooky, “Are you going to stay this time, Daddy, or are you leaving again?”

I don’t know about you guys, but pretending cats are children in a non-existent psychodrama with your ex-husband is just about the funniest thing going, imo. I understand this is probably just a me thing, and less likely a you thing, but luckily for me, Evan thinks it’s a funny thing. So I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.

7 thoughts on “Why I’m Friends with My Ex

  1. Stacey Kimmel-Smith says:

    The schtick with my husband is that the cats are competing with the horses for our attention. The horses’ ultimate put-down of the cats is “they aren’t even very big.”

    Big laughs in the Kimmel household.

  2. Becca says:

    Haha! This would only come from you guys! I love your twisted sense of humor. The conversation kind of makes me sad, yet I find myself laughing at the same time.

  3. Becky says:

    I know it’s supposed to be funny, but kind of sad. I know you guys, including critters, are all happy and well and that is what counts.

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