Sunday, October 27, 2013

Conversations with My 14 Year Old Son - Part Three

We have hit an all new level of busy that we haven't seen in a while.
It is all a good busy, but provides me the challenge of trying to keep up.

We have several small projects going on at home and right in the midst of it all, I put myself in time out and sat down with Julien - on a mattress that had made it down one flight of stairs, but had failed to make it down the second flight of stairs.

For whatever reason, Julien reached over and ripped the tags off the mattress...

Julien: "I just ripped the tags off the mattress." ....I'm assuming he was telling me so I would offer to escort the tags to the garbage can.

Me: "You did what?"  

Julien: "It's just the tags."  "Why?"  "What does that mean?"

Me: ...yelling up the stairs for Chris... "Chris....Chris....come here!"

Chris: ...running down the stairs..."What's wrong?!"

Me: "Julien just ripped the tags off the mattress!"  "What are we going to do?".  "This is not good."

Chris: "Oh my god...."  "Really?"  "I guess he's grounded, this is just ridiculous!"

Me:  "I can't believe you would do something like that Julien, we are in so much trouble."

Julien: "Are you serious?"  "Why?"  "It's just tags." ....while he is still tightly clutching the tags.

Me:  "I am so disappointed"  .....and that is about the time when I just couldn't keep a straight face anymore.

Sure I paid for my little joke, but it was worth it.