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Monday, April 11, 2016

We are big on "words of wisdom" around here. At work birthday celebrations, the birthday person is asked to share some words of wisdom. At home, the hub and I each have our favorite words of wisdom that we aim at the kids repeatedly. The hub's lessons have to do with Murphy's Law. Mine are: "don't poke crazy people" and "it's not weird if you don't pay attention to it."

So tonight, while I was busy working on my laptop and the kid was busy with her history homework, the kid started pestering me with questions, about politicians and public figures who she knows I don't like. I asked her not to distract me from work, and she persisted, and before I knew it I was off on a rant about some Supreme Court justice confirmation hearings from decades ago. While the kid laughed at me, because she was in the mood for a pointless rant and her plan had worked flawlessly.

And now I'm thinking that those words of wisdom that I thought were cautionary lessons have somehow turned into recipes for cheap entertainment - who knew?

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  • PJDANIELS
    Kids do the strangest things to amuse themselves, and it never stops, just gets different when they are teens. Silly girl.
    1821 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Very cute! I'm impressed with her skill at making you rant! There's so much to rant about at the moment that she must not have to poke very hard to get you going!
    1824 days ago
  • WEARINGTHIN
    Take her prank "with a grain of salt" :-) Glenn
    1826 days ago
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