I picked up my son without warning for a dentist appointment. He was not amused – based in the scowl on his face and the verbal lashing which ensued…
Him: You picked me up early. 30 minutes early. You realize how much learning I missed out on by this premature departure?
Me: I am guessing 30 minutes but only because you are being dramatic. 5 minutes packing your bag and 20 minutes in the play ground leaves you – at most – 5 minutes of lost knowledge – even I can make up for 5 minutes.
He squinted at me…
Him: Nice use of sarcasm to distract me.
I squinted in return…
Me: You shouldn’t give me that much credit – sarcasm is my default.
Him: it was better when I thought it was planned you know.
Realizing your child is both smarter AND emotionally more mature than you…really sad…and not at all priceless.