(scene opens in mini-van)
Me: Its your sister’s birthday today.
Beta: Its also Wolfenoot.
Me: It is. So, I heard of a lovely Wolfenoot tradition from a friend of mine, H the Bard*. You hide gifts around the house and play “Hungry Like the Wolf” on repeat until everyone finds a gift.
Beta: Sounds fun. We should do that.
Me: Except that your father hates Duran Duran.
Beta: Huh. I should take forever to find a gift then. Just put it under my chair and sit there going “I wonder where it could be?” while he stands in front of me going “It’s right there!”.
Me: (starts laughing) You’re a terrible child.
Beta: (pleased) I wonder where I get it from.
(*Names blurred out to protect the guilty, but not very well.)