Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Chuckle for Wednesday

If you are the parent of a teenager or adolescent, you know that, pretty much all the time, you want to strangle them one second and they are making you laugh your head off the next. It seems that the degree to which they infuriate you has a direct and equal correlation to the depth of their wit and comic timing.

We were in the car. I was driving. The hubs (John) was in the passenger seat. The 16 year-old (Emily) was in the backseat. She was annoying me, as usual, because she refused to spend "quality time" conversing with her parents. She had the earbuds to her iPod crammed into her ears so whenever a question was directed her way, she didn't answer.

We drove past a field with horses. I was miffed at her, so I was a little snippy. The following conversation ensued:

John: "Why do they have blindfolds on those horses?"

Me: "I didn't see them. I watch the road when I drive."

John: "They couldn't possibly see, they have masks over their entire faces."

Me: "They probably had the eye holes cut out."

John: "No they didn't. They were covering their eyes."

Me: "Well I don't know. I didn't see them."

John: "Why would they cover the horses eyes?"

Emily: "Marco!"

Pause. Comment registered. Hilarious laughter. How do kids do that?


  1. Very Funny! I have one of "those" teenagers too that at any minute you could kiss them or hit them. She is 15. Tell me it gets better?

  2. LOL! What a hilarious little stinker!

  3. Because they are little shits, that's why! lol

    That was a good one too.

  4. It gets better. You want to strangle them less and they make you laugh more.

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