Thursday, April 10, 2008

Still

Child 2 remarked the other day that it was surprised I had put a picture of myself on the internet.

"It is 20 years old," I pointed out.

"Yes..." It said, "still..."

Which I take to mean:

Still, mother, you haven't effectively aged now, have you? You are still youthful and beautiful and everything that is fabulous.

And your mouth is still always open.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

And your mouth is still always open.

That's why the bon mots fall out so easily.

Mujja said...

I too am the victim of teenage censorship...don't dance in public, don't use sayings that are rightfully theirs, don't wear clothes that they think are too nice for me...don't talk to their friends unless I am specifically invited to do so...and then only to ask what the friend would like to eat/drink or when they need a lift home...and MOST important of all NEVER NEVER NEVER ever hint that I have any sexual desire at all!...bloody little tyrants....I take NO notice whatever....

For Kirk said...

anonymous - also pearls of wisdom. AREN'T THEY, CHILDREN?

mujja - True story. One of my favorite people informed me that her newly teenage son had tried to Ignore The Fact That She Existed in front of his friends and she told him that the very next day she was going to pick him up wearing curlers in her hair and shouting "Baybee! Oh BAYBEE, I'm here sweetcheeks!!" and when he said (in horror), "Mom, you don't have hair long enough to keep curlers in" she dropped her voice to That Tone and assured him, "oh, I'll make those curlers stay." This is why she is one of my personal heroes.

child2 said...

your threat was worse. you threatened to wear knee-high yellow socks with flip-flops, khaki shorts, hawaiian tee shirts, and garish make-up. you then would yoink over the most nerdy dude/dudette you could find and make us hang out with them all the while in a high-pitched whiny new-york accent. while chaperoning a dance

Child 1 said...

Im not embarrased by you, but by the threat of you...