This really transpired this week . . .
Me: It is your turn to wash the dishes.
Her: But I am really tired and I want to take a nap. (This never happens. She stopped napping 10 years ago).
Me: Ok, fine, go take a nap.
Fifteen minutes later dishes are washed, dried and the kitchen is cleaned up, and guess who is back.
Her: Mum, can I play computer games?
Me: I thought you were tired and wanted to take a nap.
Her: I did take a nap.
Me: For 15 minutes?
Me: Just long enough for the dishes to get done?
Her: I guess. Please can I play computer games . . .
And if that’s not enough, the next day I had this conversation with my tired teen . . .
Her: Mum, I need a new hair brush.
Me: What happened to your hair brush?
I got the look.
Me: When did it happen?
Me: Why didn’t you tell me last week when I bought a new one for your sister? They were on sale if we bought two. You said you didn’t need one, remember?
Her: Need one what?
Me: A hair brush.
Her: I don’t need a hair brush.
Just so my baby doesn’t feel left out . . .
Me: Call your friend to confirm your playdate.
Her: I think this is the number.
Her: Hi, this is xxx from Guides
I can hear talking through the phone, but my daughter is saying nothing, just a blank stare at the phone. Then her eyes go wide and she hands the phone to me, with that “oops, sorry” look in her eyes.
Unfamiliar Voice: Hello.
Me: Who’s this?
Unfamiliar Voice: This is Stephanie, some little girl just rang me and then stopped talking.
Me: Oh, sorry it was my daughter, she dialed wrong and panicked and handed the phone to me.
Never a dull moment around here.
For my readers who love to laugh, don’t forget Silly Sunday will be back again this week. Simply post a joke and link up. New Zealand is the first country in the world to see each new day, so I will open up the linky on New Zealand Sunday – which is still Saturday in most of the world. I have spent hours trying to get the grab the button to work, with no luck. (Thanks Steve from Bethere2Day for the help.) Actually my tired teen tried to help and found somewhere on-line that it is a know wordpress bug.
So if you are more computer talented than me, feel free to screen capture the button and link it to: http://www.laugh-quotes.com/silly-sunday-meme/