Tuesday, 27 February 2007

We are all in the gutter but some of us are doing our homework.

Was Oscar Wilde ever a teenager? Did he ever have conversations like this?

Me: Got any homework?
Son: (silence}
Me: Have you got any homework?
Son: Uuuunnnghhh?
Me: Homework?
Me: No homework?
Son: No. Yes.
Me: Have you got homework?
Son: Yes.
Me: What is it?
Son: Dunno.
Me: WHAT is the homework that you have to do?
Son: Er.. well...erm. I've got to do a thingy about a wotsit......


Debi said...

I didn't know you were eavesdropping on my conversations with First Born. Were you hiding in the cupboard or summat?

(Just realised I don't have a cupboard.)

Minx said...


Cailleach said...

Ohhh yessss. That's the language my eldest speaks. I'm sure by the time I get to the third son, I'll be fluent in grunt speak and associated vagaries

Minx said...

It's called Gruntian and should not be confused with Mumblish or Semi-squeakism. The latter usually only affects boys of a hormonal type but can last for months, depending on facial hair growth.

Have you tried paying them to do their homework?

Meloney Lemon said...

Glad to hear it's universal...does seem to only affect boys, and I've heard lasts until they are 27!

Paying him? Slippery slope!

Debi said...

'Payment' in our family consists of threats to take away what they've already got if they don't get their heads down by the count of 3.

I know, I know - it's supposed to about rewards and motivation etc. Seems to work though. Maybe they're just realists ...

Shameless said...

Sounds like me when I was a kid, sounds like me now! :)

Jan said...

Brilliant title for this post!