Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Exactly How Dumb Do You Think I Am, Kid?

Scene: Last night after dinner.

Me: Bear, I'm going to take you to the hospital first thing in the morning to have your bloodwork done for Dr. Allergist.

Bear (slumping in her chair): I HATE having my blood drawn. It's going to hurt, I'm going to feel nauseous...

Me: I really think you're exaggerating. It's not that bad. And won't it be worth it to find out if you've outgrown the peanut allergy?

Bear (mumbling): I guess.

Me: You'll probably miss part of first period, but I'll go with you to the office to sign you in.

Bear (suddenly sitting up and brightening): Oh! Oh, then that's great! I have a quiz first period tomorrow. Now I don't need to study tonight.

Me (eyes narrowed): On second thought, we'll go on Wednesday morning. Go study.

Bear: *slumps back down in her chair*

7 comments:

smalltownmom said...

She should have kept quiet about the quiz!

Country Girl said...

Still chuckling over your finger post. Your a NUT, love it. And the post below. What the heck. I too do the same as far as listening to the kids conversations. There is lots to learn. I'm with smalltown mom. I'm sure she's learned her lesson!

Meg said...

Oh man, she thought she had you. Love it. I bet she's regretting that little slip.

Jen on the Edge said...

Nice try kid. :-)

Dawn in Austin said...

She'll eventually figure that out. Good on you, Mom, for catching it!

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!

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