QUOTE OF THE DAY (OR MORE): "No, no. You don't understand. This is an '89 Calico. I'm pretty sure that exceeds the Kelly Blue Book value. The cat's totaled." --A comedian whose name I forget talking about a vet who presents a $3,000 bill for a 12-year-old cat

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Silly me....

One of the results of having moved in between monumental record snowstorms is not having TV, telephone, or internet until Verizon can get to us.

There has been a delightful upside to not having television; I've come home recently from errands to find both boys curled up on the couch reading books.

I sat down next to the 13-year-old as he read, pride surging within me, and commented: "golly it's nice to see you two reading books rather than watching tv. Maybe you can keep reading after our tv gets hooked up, huh?"

My 13-year-old gazed at me with an incredulous look. He paused. He then put his hand gently on my shoulder and looked at me with pity.

"Mom," he broke it to me, "I think we both know that's not going to happen."


  1. When trying to get your kids to read, give serious consideration to bribery. $10 for each multiple of the AR requirement might be money well spent. Of course, if you're against bribery, just think of it as a "cash incentive" or "reading bonus".

  2. ha! I love that he looked at you "with pity."
    (Did he speak realllllly sloooooowly too?) Parents are so dumb, right?
    That is hysterical.

  3. they really think we are daft, don't they? good post.


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