Teenage Attitude

Evan: Mommy, can I watch Backyardigans for a second?


Me: Yes.


(five minutes later)


Me: Evan, I need you to set the table.


Evan: Not right now, Mommy.  I’m watching Backyardigans.  Shh.  I’ll do it in a little while.


Oh, really?

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7 Responses to “Teenage Attitude”

  1. outside voice Says:

    Oh, man. I can relate! Monkey keeps saying “In a minute…” which was driving me mad until one night I noticed how many times I said it to him. Sigh.

  2. mediocreperfectionist Says:

    You should be so lucky! No eye rolling? No secretly texting his preschoolian friends about what a bitch you are for expecting him to contribute to a household he never asked to be born into? Oh, wait… that was me as a teenager (sans texting since I am old and pre-InterWeb).

  3. Court Says:

    As my mom would say: “doesn’t that just make you want to smack ’em?”

  4. ck Says:

    Wait, he’s setting the table? Already?

  5. faemom Says:

    OV~ D’oh. Evan once said give me five minutes, which is his father’s line.

    mp~ Eye rolling is yet to come; man, you were a pain in the butt 😉

    Court ~ Wait, until you see the next post on this.

    ck ~ Yes. “Experts” say that young gets really want to help out, so let them. Actually I can’t take the credit; my grandma had him setting the table at Christmas time.

  6. Gibby Says:

    At least you don’t get that big, giant, drawn-out sigh. That’s what I get from both of mine. I hate that sigh.

  7. faemom Says:

    Gibby~ Oh my! I can just imagine. *sigh* 🙂

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