Sunday, March 29, 2009

Snotty teenager problems?

Some of you know that I recently taught a parenting class for the school district. Well here's an example, not from the approved text but, from the book of Rita on how to handle back-talk...

Todd asked me in his I'm-smarter/cooler/better-than-my-mother voice, "What did I ever do to you?"

I shot him a PG glimpse of the stretch marks that adorn my once taut and pristine stomach skin. He apologized.

17 comments:

Debbie said...

You crack me up, Rita! I would love Cliff Notes from your parenting class. I bet you did a great job teaching it!

Andrea said...

LOL!

Deanna Quinton Larson said...

Rita, you have to be the smartest mom on earth!!! I would never have been that quick on my feet. What a perfect answer!

Kristen Gregson said...

Bravo! Are you teaching the Love and Logic and Stretch Marks class?

Russ said...

Boom. Roasted.

The Bullknitter said...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Way to go, awesome Mom.

Sheri said...

I love it! I'll have to remember that for when Abbey (or her sibling that is creating MORE stretch marks as we speak) gives me lip.

kmmclain said...

I love that! Way to think on your feet.

Mandy said...

you are too funny!

Danette said...

That is great... perhaps greater is Russ' comment. The whole thing made me laugh out loud.

Scott said...

It beats slapping him a-side the head.

Melissa said...

That is some GREAT advice:) It's a good thing that Todd apologized afterwards!

Colett's Corner said...

Dang!!!! You are so quick. Wish I knew you were teaching. I need to take some classes to keep my certificate current. Let me know when you do it again. And by the way YES!!!! I guess I did jinx us.

Jdunn said...

Zing! Lol I'll have to remember this when I have kids one day.

Kenna Z. said...

ha ha ha

-Kenna Z.

Amy and Brad said...

Nicely handled!

Erin said...

Too funny!