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Vacation Reruns: I know you are but what am I?

The kids were, as they often do, having one of their nonsensical arguments. I forgot what it was about but it probably involved stop touching me, get on your side of the couch or some other thing kids have fought about for just about ever. I tell them to knock it off and then, thinking I thought it, I instead said I can’t believe you guys argue about the dumbest crap. Junior then pipes up: You argue about dumb crap too. Thinking she may have heard about my blog, I say Oh do I?

Her: Yes, you argue about dumb crap too.

Me: No I don’t. And don’t say crap.

Her: Oh, yes, you do.

Me: When have I argued about dumb stuff?

Her: Always.

Me: I do not.

Her: Uh huh.

Me: Oh please.

Her: You’re arguing about dumb stuff right now.

Me: Well played, Sparky.

And I laughed hard. I was both taken aback and proud that I was outsmarted by my 7 year-old daughter. Still brings a smile to my face.

Update: Rage comic by Michael:


3 Responses to “Vacation Reruns: I know you are but what am I?”

  1. JTC Says:

    Sharp kid. Imagine the fun debates when she hits the teens in a couple years. Not.

    Great comic, too. But who’s the green-eyed black dude?

  2. Patrick Says:

    They do that.

    When I tell her, “OK, you won that one” she gets a smart look on her face that says we’ll be playing again, soon.

  3. mikee Says:

    You have years of … interesting… conversations with your kids ahead of you.

    One of mine is so good at such “conversations” my wife and I now have a simple rule. We just agree to whatever our daughter asks us to do. It saves a lot of time arguing over details. Arguments that we never win. And that is not a bad thing, having such a smart kid.

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

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