Saturday, March 03, 2007

Kids for sale - Two for one if you act fast

Ahhhh, I'm feeling the love.....

Phone conversation with Kid #1 - Age 16

Charming Daughter: Do I have time to go buy an outfit for Monday's job interview at the restaurant?
Mom the Money Machine: If you hurry. Look for a pair of black pants. Very versatile.
Charming Daughter: Will you give me the money for them and a top?
Mom the Money Machine: No, I just gave you your clothing allowance last week.
Charming Daughter: But this is for a job interview. I HAVE to buy this.
Mom the Money Machine: Sorry. That's what the clothing allowance is for.
Charming Daughter: You're so UNFAIR. Click.


Phone conversation with Kid #2 - Age 12

Charming Son: Can you come pick me up from the ice rink now?
Mom the Wheels: I'll be there in five minutes.

Second Call, one minute later:

Mom the Wheels: Stepdad is out running errands. He'll swing by and pick you up but it will be in 15 minutes, not five.
Charming Son: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I'M READY NOW.
Mom the Wheels: No, darling son, I'm not kidding. You will have to wait ten more minutes.
Charming Son: Great. Thanks a lot. Click.


Is it too early for Happy Hour? Don't answer. That was a rhetorical question.

3 comments:

autum said...

I can so feel your pain. If you find any buyers send them my way, I have two I'd be willing to sell, 19 and 17.

Debbie said...

NO THANK YOU!

My own precious dears are plenty.

stickchick said...

Why, oh why did that sound sooo familiar??? Hmmm, because I have charming 13yr old son. Scary!!

Let's go get some hot cocoa and a brownie together at Borders and commiserate together. Or let's just leave the kids at the mall and see if they find their ways home!! Better!!