— Mom! Why does that man have such big ears?
— Shush, Lars! He can get angry with you!
— No, he’s smiling! But he’s got ugly teeth, mom!
— Lars! That’s enough! Keep quiet!
— But look! They’re yellow! With brown specks!
— Mom! Look at the nose of the driver! He looks like a cartoon character!
— Wow! You’re right, Lars!
— Such wrist injuries are very common among aspiring lawyers, new estate agents, and other yuppies with chronically high salaries at very young ages…
— I’m prescribing a lighter watch so that you can put that heavy number on the shelf until you’re older…
— Dad is nice…He’s making me a toy car.
— It just takes a little time…
— Uhhmm…well, I’m going to have to think a little more about this tomorrow.
— Do you want a sled? We can take care of that!
— One from the store, I hope!
Han Ola og han Per
— I did not get anything out of buying a run-about. No one wants to know about me anyway – no one wants a ride.
— It’s your own fault Per, you are too slow in your motion. You have to be kinda quick and catch them off guard.
— By Jiminy! Here comes someone who will want a ride.
— Hi there! Want a ride?
— Yeah, but that was not what I wanted.
This article originally appeared in the June 12, 2020, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.