Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Help! It's just TOO intellectually stimulating around here...
When my oldest daughter and I are being immature and attempting to throw "witty" (read here: not witty at all) retorts at each other, we often just repeat what the other says. Example:
Me: You're insane.
She: No, YOU'RE insane.
Me: No, you are.
She: No, YOU are!
We're just beacons of intellectual dialogue, aren't we?!?
The suckiest one she often uses is the "your mom" comeback, usually in a Kip Dynamite voice ("your mom goes to college"). It doesn't actually work for me, though. Example:
Me: Go away. You smell.
She: Your mom smells.
Me: No... YOUR mom, ummmmmm.... wait. That's me.
She: [laughing maniacally] I win, I win, I win!
I've been bested in verbal jousting by a 17-year-old. Gah. I should just give up.
Sometimes, when she's arguing with her little sister, the same kind of thing pops up. And it seems like I always end up the butt of the jokes!
She: Shutup. You don't know what you're talking about.
Little She: Yes, I do. You're the stupid one.
She: Your mom's the stupid one.
Little She: No, YOUR mom's the stupid one.
She: Your mom is MY mom, stupid.
Me: HEY! How did I get dragged into this argument?
Just to think... she'll be leaving for college in one year. I'm glad that I've prepared her to communicate with the outside world.