Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tip of the Day

Tip of the Day: If you ever give up sarcasm for Lent, do NOT let your teenage children discover this. It can have unintended consequences.

5 comments:

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Oh, do tell! Sounds like such a cool story.

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

There must be an interesting back story to this. I can only imagine. I found out that sarcasm was poison with my kids. It came easy to their lips, but pierced their souls if I used it.

Weekend Fisher said...

So my son came home from school yesterday in a rare mood, some mix of annoyed and bewildered and amused that one of his teachers - a man who is unconventional by any measure - had had trouble getting the attention of the class (which I never would have imagined would be a problem for this guy, he's not exactly the shy or quiet type). So to get everyone's attention, he just loudly called out ... well, an inappropriate word, apparently, though the exact word wasn't repeated it seems to have been anatomical. Everybody froze and he said that now he had everyone's attention. I guess it worked ...

So my son is telling me this, & I'm not the fondest of this teacher anyway, aching to make a comparison between what he said ... argh ... the jokes would have been too easy.

My son sees me struggling with it, I finally just say the joke is too easy. So my son baits me to go for it, & still I'm just laughing and frustrated. I finally fess up that I've given up sarcasm for Lent.

Well, my son's eyes light up like it's Christmas in February here, & you can see the wheels turning on how many easy-setup jokes he's going to present and just watch me struggle with it. He seemed very cheerful ... he mentioned he planned to have fun with this.

I foresee a long Lent ...

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

PS (PSanafter-thought) said...

He sounds very bright.

Weekend Fisher said...

Thank you! I think so, but I may be biased. (I hope I'm "biased." He's my son!)

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF