Drove by a sign that read:
Garden mums now in stock
The 10-year-old son asks me,
Mom, what’s a ‘mum’?
It’s short for chrysanthemum. It’s a flower. The word sometimes gets shortened to ‘mum’.
Ooohhhh. (pause) I thought it was like a garden gnome. Except you know instead of a gnome it was a mom.