Friday, August 6, 2010

Actual Conversation

He Who Cannot Be Named: "Mom, just to inform you that I've decided you get one question a day about my life. One question."

Matron: "I'm not sure that's negotiable. But let me just clarify. Is this a question about your interior life -- how you're feeling and what you're thinking -- or a question about what happened to you during the day, on the outside, like at school or with friends?"

HWCBN: "And that was your question for the day. May I just say you're not being very effective."

Dear God-Buddha-Oprah-Universe-Allah (and maybe Ellen), he's only fourteen. Please help her.

13 comments:

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

The child is a born debater... start saving for law school...

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Oh Lord. He should just go ahead and take the LSAT instead of the SAT.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I just read the first comment. :-D

peter hoh said...

Is he offering to answer said question?


Otherwise, what's he bringing to the bargain?

Viktor Leijon said...

But he is wrong, your question was clearly not about his life, your question was at the meta level since it was about the rules for questions about his life.

Besides, if he promises an honest and complete answer I suggest that you make your one question: "What are the fifty most important things in your life right now?"

Gail said...

And did you get an answer to your ineffective question?

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Heh.
He is already a force to be reckoned with.

Minnesota Matron said...

Viktor -- I love your solution. I'm totally going to try that.

Optimist said...

Bravo Viktor!!

Like asking the Genie for 10 more wishes....

Deborah said...

Yes, my 15 year old critiques my parenting.
"Didn't wash my uniform?
Dis--a--point--ing Mother."
..but she says it with a grin and goes to the laundry to do it herself.
Gotta love smart and funny, yours and mine.

Daisy said...

Lawyer in training - just skip the debate team. He's ready for court.

Susan said...

Oh how I laughed.

Anonymous said...

Don't let the school shrink get ahold of him! They will tell you he has oppositional defiant disorder!!! Yay to your son for being a smart, funny and insightful kid who is not afraid to show he uses his noodle!(though sometimes to his mother's dismay!!!)!Bramble