Wow. Hello friends! It has been far too long, I know. I do plan on updating you on the Goombas and life in Mario-World soon, but today, I just couldn't pass up sharing this story....
Mario and Luigi got home from school a little while ago and we are having one of those rare afternoons where they all like each other (even Peach) and are playing all together. It is some kind of combination Hot Wheels racing/restaurant/fairy game. Don't try to understand, just go with it.
Apparently, on the way to "Kitchen Town," there was a terrible car accident. Now, do you remember when you were a kid and you would call the police to come help everyone? Yeah, that is what we did, too. It would be the "natural" response. But, here is how the scene of the accident played out in our hallway:
Mario: We have been driving forever!
Luigi: I know right!
Peach: Me, too!
Mario: Oh no! It's a terrible car accident! Everyone crashed!
(boys make car crashing sounds and smash Hot Wheels together.)
Mario: Better call our insurance. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there! (singing the jingle perfectly)
Luigi: I have Farmers, bah bah da bah, bum, bum, bum! (also singing the jingle perfectly)
Peach: What kind do I have?
Mario: You can have State Farm, too.
Bowser and me: (blank expressions) *blink, blink*
Me: Did they just call their insurance agents?
Well played, advertising executives. Well played.