Considering the transition to middle school has been a bit rough, I was giving Boy Child the "run down" on the way to the bus stop this morning.
Me: Do you have your lunch? Your homework? Your gym clothes? Your sax? Your Essential Elements book? DO YOU HAVE EVERYTHING?
Boy Child: Jeez. Yes, mom. I have everything. Oh! I forgot to tell you something important! I can't believe I almost forgot!
Me: Let me guess - you have an important paper for me to sign?
Boy Child: No, jeez. I said important, mom. Guess what happened yesterday!
Me: Can't wait to hear.
Boy Child: I SAW A UFO.
Me: Really? Really, son. You saw a UFO?
Boy Child: Yes!!!
Me: Okay! Have a great day at school! I love you!
Boy Child (looking at me with a look that is usually reserved for cancer and death): Wait. I read this book one time and....
Me: WAIT! I know what you're going to say. The book had the phone number to call if you saw a UFO?
Boy Child: Jeez, mom. How'd you know that? That's kinda creepy the way you did that. Yeah, I really wish I had that number now.
Me (rife with sarcasm): Yeah, now would be the perfect time to report.
Boy Child (with a look of insane seriousness): No kidding! I gotta get that book back!!!!
P.S. I walked back in the house and found his lunch sitting on the kitchen table.
P.S.S. Just found Essential Elements on the table. Cheese N. Rice.
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