Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Last Day

Conversation overheard at my house recently:

Friday, May 7th
Daughter: “Mom, when’s the last day of school?”
Me: “May 28th.”
Daughter: “How many days is that?”
Me: “Twenty one.”
Daughter (groaning): “That seems forever…..”

Monday, May 10th:
Daughter: “Mom, when’s the last day of school?”
Me: “I told you already…May 28th.”
Daughter (groaning): “That’s so far away….”

Wednesday, May 12:
Daughter: “Mom, I can’t remember…when’s the last day of school?”
Me (exasperated) “ARGH! May 28th!!!! It hasn’t changed since you asked me two days ago!”
Daughter: “Geesh….I was just askin’….”

Monday, May 17th:
Daughter: “Mom, is it closer to May 28th yet?”
Me, with sarcasm: “That 4th-grade education is really paying off for you, isn’t it?”
Daughter: “What does THAT mean?”

Tuesday, May 18th:
Daughter: "Mom, wh-"
Me, interrupting: "I swear to God, if you ask me about the last day of school ONE MORE TIME, I'm going to permanently enroll you in summer school until you're 98 years old and you will NEVER have a last day of school. Ever. So, what were you going to say?"
Daughter: "Nothing."
Me. "I thought so."


P.S. The above post was submitted to Fiction Groupie, for the "Let's Talk" blogfest going on today - where the focus is on dialogue. Visit the link and check out others' entries!



Susan Fields said...

I love it! Sounds like the conversation around my house, except I'm the one that can't remember and has to keep asking the kids. :)

Margo Berendsen said...

Yours was definitely the most unique dialogue I encountered! Loved it! I have a second-grader so I've had some similar conversations - this reminds me i need to write them down more often.

Dual Mom said...

Ahahahah summer school till she's 98. That really is a banner idea!

It's hard to believe another school year is coming to a close.

Aunt Juicebox said...

LOL My daughter is really bad about important dates too, and she's 16. Good luck. ;P

Shelli said...

Wow, that hits a little too close to home! Except we're in school until mid-June. I'll have to refer my kids to your blog next time they ask!