Saturday, February 02, 2013

overheard in a kitchen

where have these days gone?
Overheard in a kitchen 
on a friday afternoon 
as a mother reminds her teenager 
she is grounded:

But mom! I have plans tonight! 

And with a perfectly straight face, 

 I don't have anything to do tomorrow! 
Why can't I be grounded tomorrow night?!


Lisa Shafer said...

Yup. It makes perfect sense if you're the teen. )

dkuroiwa said...

oh, my gosh. almost the same conversation was had here, about the Nintendo DS that was taken away "if you let me have it today, you can take it away again when i get back in a few hours".

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

They truly do thank you for it later.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Teenage logic is as fantastic as reading Edward Lear.

Susan said...

I am with Jenn - just wait for the compliments on your parentling when they get older!

Banjo Unfabulousness said...

Just had this conversation with my teenage son.... ugh. kids.

Jenn @ You know... that Blog? said...

It's hard to ground an 18 year old... I usually just have to withhold the keys to the cars! I haven't had to ground her too often in her life, but when I did, it made a lasting impression. She gets it.

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