GARLAND, Texas — A recent miscommunication over an invitation to play a Marvel-themed board game led to confusion in the Dunham household, local sources confirmed.
“I think this is going to be huge for our relationship,” said Paul Dunham, 52-year-old father of two. “Mike and I haven’t really spent much time with each other since before he became a teenager and quit youth sports, so I was really excited when he asked me to play a game with him where you build a deck. I’m just glad he’s back to having practical hobbies instead of all those dumb card games. I used to play Legos with him when he was little, and to be honest, I didn’t think much of his building skills at the time. This is a chance for him to grow.”
Dunham’s son Mike was puzzled by his father’s enthusiasm.
“I was just being polite,” said the younger Dunham. “I figured if I was taking over the kitchen for the whole night while my friends and I played Legendary, I should at least pass along the invite to my parents. I even sort of threw it away, like a little joke. ‘Me and the boys are going to be playing a deck-building game tonight, if anyone would care to join us.’ I’ve never seen dad jump off the couch so fast. I guess I misjudged him.”
Shirley Dunham, Mike’s mother and Paul’s wife, said that she was optimistic about the upcoming game night.
“It will be nice to see them spend some time together,” she said, explaining that she saw through the miscommunication right away. “Why would I ruin that moment by explaining the misunderstanding to them? When our oldest, Carolyn, asked me to play something called ‘Cooking Mama’ with her a few years back, I didn’t realize that it was just a video game. Sure, I was excited to play kitchen with my little girl, but now I have some nice memories and I learned that video games can be fun. If it weren’t for that afternoon, I would have never discovered Candy Crush.”
At press time, the elder Dunham was seen passionately yelling at one of Mike’s friends for attacking the Lizard in the Sewers despite the fact that no one was running Hulk or Wolverine decks.