Tell Me Again!

Posted by Annie on Mar 24, 2008 in Uncategorized |
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My eleven year old is; well, he’s eleven and he acts like the typical eleven-year-old. I remind him each day to brush his teeth and he manages to act like it’s the first time he’s ever been asked to brush them in his life.

Does that dumbfounded look come standard on all eleven-year-olds? You would think it would be impossible to look perfectly shocked each and every time.

For example, just this evening, I had asked if the clothes in the dryer were dry. He checked them and I got his standard reply, "they are still a little damp." So, I decided to bite and told him to run them for a few minutes and then please take them out and fold them.

Three hours later, I went to move the clothes from the washing machine, into the dryer. The dryer was of course, otherwise occupied.

When I inquired as to my previous request. I was told, "I forgot." His customary reply. So, when he started removing the clothes from the dryer, as he’s putting them in the basket, he asks, "Are these all mine?" He had the nerve to look surprised, astounded really. Well, hello – who else’s would they be?

Later that evening, as I walked past the bathroom, he indignantly called out, "why did you finish all the toilet paper on the roll and not replace it?" I looked at him stone-faced and said, "I forgot."

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