Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Perhaps we need to work a little harder on vocabulary.

Conversation at my house today:


12 year old daughter: "What's it called, when people are stuck indoors all winter and they want to get out?"


15 year old son: "Dyslexia?"


Dyslexia = cabin fever. Hmm. This might explain why communicating with teenagers is so difficult. We're using the same language, but the words mean different things.




So when I say = they hear



Please clean the kitchen = play video games



Take out the trash = sit on your brother



Whose sock is this? = yes, you can eat a dozen cookies



Do your math = play video games



Set the table = teach the dog to howl the national anthem



Feed the dog = get on the roof



Put your clothes away = play video games



Where's the remote? = sure, we'll buy you a Corvette



ad infinitim....

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