27 November 2011

Conversations I never had with my son, Vol. 1

We all know boys and girls are different, yadda yadda yadda-- I won't bore you by spewing back some old saws you've heard and said a hundred times yourself. I just feel compelled to begin recording some of the noteworthy quips, statements, threats, and conversations with my 4-year-old daughter M- that definitely have never before come up with my 7-year-old son D-*:

M- (having described in detail, in the manner of a time-share salesperson, a water park/resort that a classmate was going to): ...So... can we go there, too?

Me (having known where she was going the whole time she was going on about it, and not in a mood to humor her): No... I don't think so.

M- (more than a little smugly): Well, when I'm bigger, in college, and I'm on a date with my friend, we will go there. We'll stay there and go on all the rides and have SO much fun. ...When I'm in college and on a DATE, with my friend, together.

* And presumably won't come up with their infant brother, E-.


unmitigated me said...

On a DATE = not with YOU. At leasty right now she thinks dating happens during the college years. Much preferable to middle school.

Mary said...

And she will be sure to tell you all about how much FUN she had without YOU there. On her date, with her friend, on all the rides without YOU.

Trooper Thorn said...

"And you will wish you were there with me and you will cry and I will laugh!"