For background: The brother of the girls’ classmate is named Matteo. “Teo” for short…

Julianna (she’s 8): We played with Julian.

Me: But, Teo was there, too, right?

Isabella (she’s 5): Hahahahahahaha! You said Buttato!

Me: No, I didn’t. I said, “But. Teo.”

Iz: Hahahaha! You said it again.

J: Daddy, you said Buttato.

Me: No, I didn’t. “But, Teo.” Totally different.

Iz: Haha! You said it again. Hahahaha!

Me: Oh, good God. You’re crazy. “But… Teo.”

J: Hahahaha!

10 minutes of unbridled laughter ensues while the girls prep for bed… Finally, I’m snuggled with Isabella:

Me: Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I…

Iz: Heeheeheehee.

Me: …wonder what you Buttato.

Iz: Hahahahaha!

J: Um… Daddy, this joke is getting old.

Tell me about it.

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