Wednesday, June 07, 2006

My Kid, the 6-yr-old Teenager

Overheard in Park Slope

On the way to school. Rainy day. Umbrellas are up. Sidewalk, crowded.

ME: Madge, watch how you hold your umbrella [please – I meant to say please]. That’s the second person you’ve whanged into [dammit - I wanted to say dammit, but I didn't. Does that make up for the missed "please"?].
ME: Madge! Did you hear me? [More swallowed cussing.]
MADELEINE (annoyed): Yeeeeeeesss.
ME: How would I know? You’re not responding.
MADELEINE: That’s because I’m ignoring you.


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