Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Someone Has Taught You Incorrect Principles

Last night at dinner our 16-year-old son informed us that he got in trouble for jumping on the couch in the library. I had horrific visions of this nearly-6-ft.-tall son jumping up and down the way toddlers jump on the bed. It turns out all he did was sort of make a backward leap and land on the couch. Not charm school etiquette by any means, but not as disastrous as I initially imagined either. The school librarian chose to chastise him anyway.

"What are you doing, jumping on the couch? That is totally unacceptable.
Who taught you to behave like that?"

"My parents," he answered, without skipping a beat. She was not amused.

"Well I don't like the way you're treating our furniture, whether or not you're allowed to do that at home. I'm going to call your parents right now."

And Josh's witty reply (again, without missing a beat): "Oh, their trailer doesn't have service."

Home, sweet hook-up. :)


Kimberly said...

Hee hee...clever boy!

Marie said...

As funny today as it was yesterday -- however the picture is a classic.

Lei said...

What a great sense of humor he has... applause to you, good mother. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Brillig said...


That's awesome. (And definitely a tribute to how cool you and Jeff are!)

Allison said...

Ha! I can hear his voice behind those words! The little scoundrel... Tell him to watch it or I'll come play mind games with him.