Now that Ike is old enough to go to church dances, we were giving him a little coaching on how to survive the trauma. Dean showed him the correct posture for slow dancing, and I said, “Then you ask her, ‘So, what movies have you seen this summer?'”
“And ask her what her favorite video game is,” Dean teased.
“Yeah, and if she’s made any cool bludgers lately,” I added.
Mabel joined in. “You can say, ‘What’s your favorite color–I’m thinking orange?” (This made me laugh hard, which perplexed Mabel, since she hadn’t yet gotten to the part that she meant to be funny).
“Or,” said Dean, “Say, ‘What’s your name? No–wait! Don’t tell me, let me guess. Is it Kara? Tiffany? Jill?”
“Or like this,” continued Mabel. “‘Seen any good movies lately?’ ‘Yeah, I saw X-Men and I liked it.’ ‘Oh, cool. What’s your credit card number?'”
Update: Mabel just remembered another of her suggestions: “So, have you always been this short?”
(Image from here.)