Friday, May 23, 2008

Thursday, 9:45 PM

Tired 15 year old son enters living room and says, "Mom, what does persuasive mean?"

Mom: Well, when I was on the phone with your teacher trying to get her to change your test grade I was being persuasive?

Son: Huh?

Mom: (Offers more formal definition.)

Son: Huh? (He says this a lot.)

Mom: Tell me why you need to know.

Son: I'm supposed to write a persuasive essay.

Mom: Oh, well then you need to write a 5 paragraph essay that tries to convince somebody of your point of view.

Son: Five paragraphs?!

Mom: It's due tomorrow isn't it?

Son: Uh... yeah.

Of course it is.

Back with knitting later.


km said...

I know that people say that it gets easier as they grow. I totally know they're making that up. It doesn't get any easier. And when they're teenagers, they only offer more opportunities for Mom to want to lock herself in the bathroom.

Yarnhog said...

I disagree with km: it does get easier, buy only after they move out.

Yarnhog said...

"but". I meant "but".

janet said...

Been there done that too many times. I think I have developed an ESP for this kinda thing. Watch their behavior and I guarantee that the kid who has nothing to do, really has a major project due - tomorrow.