My husband is one funny man.
We've been reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder series to the cupcake. Last night was his turn. We hear cupcake cracking up like she's being mercilessly tickled. Come to find out, Johnny C was ending the chapter where Pa pulled out his fiddle. Johnny C exclaimed "AGAIN with the damned fiddle? Can't they go one f***in day without that thing?"
Another Litte House story from my family:
Probably about 1940, when she was a young Mom, Grandma Gie had her youngest on her lap while she read out loud from one of the books. The older kids were also quietly listening while they set the table or did their homework. Grandma decided she'd stir things up. So she read "and then Ma said Charles! You old son-of-a-bitch, get out there and get those chores done!" Grandma said the youngest almost peed his pants.
Old traditions are important in our family.