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Nine-year-old girl in child psychology office, talking a mile a minute: And, mom, the teacher was really upset that we didn’t know how long a century is! Yeah, she was really upset cause none of us knew!
Mom: Do you know how long a century is?
Nine-year-old girl: No! I didn’t know either! I don’t know how long a century is!
Mom, incredulous: You don’t know how long a century is?
Nine-year-old girl: No! How long is it?
Mom, without hesitation: Ten years.

Marion, Indiana

Overheard by: Which one of you is seeing the therapist again?

Honesty and Parenting Are Mutually Exclusive

Mom to little kid: I told you not to go in the road.
Dad: Yeah, you get hit by a car, you gon’ be in there with mama on a bed. [Kid stares.] You get hit by a car, you gon’ have to get X‑rays. You want X‑rays? X‑rays hurt.

Doctor’s office, 35th Street and Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, Utah

Overheard by: JChan