I’ve been slowly and methodically corrupting Mitch, bringing him to the dark side without his knowledge. It is so much fun. To know Mitch is to know what an old soul he is. I think he was born old. He has never done some of the truly inane antics everyone has done growing up. I am constantly shocked at the lack of silly things he hasn’t done. Every teenager has at one time or another has cut donuts in a parking lot. Not Mitch. Mitch was into “entrepreneurial” endeavors growing up. He had no time for crazy immature behavior.
So now I have to help him make up for all that lost time, even if I have to drag him kicking and screaming into having silly fun. I can’t go into all of the things he never did, the list would be too long. But I’m going to help him cross them all off the list, one silly act at a time.
Last night for dessert, we had leftover pumpkin pie (who doesn’t). I got the Reddi-Wip aerosol whipped cream out of the fridge to put on his slice and the dogs got very close. They know what comes out of the can. AJ has taught Orso that if he sits in front of me with his mouth open, I’ll squirt some in. It is hilarious to watch whip cream flying through the air and landing in and around the dog’s mouth. Charlie wants it too but won’t let you get close to him with the can. He wants the Reddi-Wip squirted on your hand and he’ll lick it off. Sissy. Well I asked Mitch if he wanted some squirted in his mouth and he said. “Absolutely not!” He’d never done that as a kid and wasn’t about to start now. Really! I laughed so hard. Everybody has squirted Reddi-Wip into their mouths. It was almost a rule, once you opened the can, some had to be squirted in your mouth. Everybody knows that.
Well needless to say, I harassed him long enough and with the right amount of wine already consumed, he relented and let me squirt some into his mouth. The look was priceless. I still laugh when I remember the look on his face. I asked if he wanted more and sadly, he declined. Oh well, one down many more to go.