It's not exactly Susan Musgrave's Conversation During the Omelette aux Fines Herbes, but the dinnertime conversation around these parts occasionally has a satirical, if not epic, bent. Viz:
CONVERSATION OVER DINNER
A farce in one part
Place: Chateau Ricardipus, the dinner table
Cast of Characters:
- Ricardipus, a parent
- Junior Ricardipus #1, a seven-year-old boy
- Junior Ricardipus #2, a five-year-old girl
- Mrs. Ricardipus, kind of like a Greek Chorus I guess
If you stick out your tongue again, I'll pluck it out.
How are you going to do that?
I have magic Daddy powers.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!
Now that makes me laugh.
But not very hard.
His timing is perfect, I tell you.