Friday, November 20, 2009

Conversation

Violet: Mom, stop! You're embarrassing me.
Me: It's required of parents to embarrass their children.
Violet: No, it's not.
Me: Yes, it really is. In fact, when you decide to become a parent, you have to take a parent test. One of the last questions is, "Are you willing to embarrass your children?" If you don't answer "yes", then you don't pass the test and you can't have kids.
Violet: (pause) Really???

8 comments:

Grant said...

Puh-leez! Everyone knows you don't have to take a written test - the government just scans your brain and, if you're eager to embarrass your children, they beam a fertilized egg into your womb and use propaganda to make you think it's your fault because you had sex.

Jenni said...

ahahaha!

kyooty said...

ah see up here in Canada? they do a DNA test for that gene that = embarrassing kids. I narrowly passed the US written test, I kept spelling Favourite wrong. They still let me have 2 kids in the US with a warning. I may have to go back for retesting in 2019 :)

Moannie said...

It's all true. Here in the UK they have made the test more difficult. There was a time when you were only obliged to like Jazz and to dance properly to it. Now you have
to know every song written pre-1960 and sing the lyrics with the appropriate facial expression of being 'gone man, gone'.

gretchen said...

I'm thinking my parents must have done very well on that test!

Hilary said...

Woohoo.. i passed with flying colours. I think I flunked Moannie's UK test though. ;)

Mrs. C. said...

Even though I am late to the party I just had to throw in my two cents. When my lovely now-ten daughter first said "Mother, stop that, you're embarrassing me," I replied, "Well why do you think I HAD kids in the FIRST PLACE?! This is what I've been waiting for!"

steenky bee said...

Tee-hee!