Lauren: Dad, do you know what the most commonly used letter in a girl's name is?
Me: Hmm, is it a consonant or a vowel? (Silence.) Please tell me you know what consonants and vowels are.
Lauren: You're no fun, Dad. Forget it.
Me: What is a vowel?
Lauren: OK, OK. A vowel is ... ahh ... eh ... well, oh ... uh ...
Me: Close enough.
--by Robert Alvarez, author of Blonde Moments: Life with a Blonde Teenage Daughter.
Found in the Reader's Digest.