The 9 year old is quickly approaching 10, which in our little world = days full of smartassedness and snark.
Here is just a sampling of some of the comments she’s made over the last few weeks. I’ve got my hands full and can’t imagine what it will be like in a few more years. I may be sending out the smoke signals sooner than later.
- After asking a question and me delaying a response she had this to say:
“My password journal responds faster than you do.” (And if you scream at me and throw me against the wall like you do with the journal…there’s going to be BIG trouble!)
- In response to me saying that she argues about everything with me:
“Not everything, only 1/12th of everything.” (Damn her teacher for teaching her fractions!)
- After discussing the fact that knee socks are worn in the fall/winter, not in July she says:
“Oh well, it’s a free country, and I’m wearing them.” (Have at it, sister; those shorts and tank top look splendid with knee socks.)
- After spending the day at the girl’s program she’s in this summer and having to deal with a cranky, underachieving program director she had this to say:
“Ms. Xxxx wasn’t very nice today. She was a shit.”
Um, yeah, so if anyone is interested in borrowing an almost 10 year old for the next few years please let me know.