Thursday, January 27, 2011

Conversations with my kid: Be Specific

In the car:

T: Can you put on that song?
Me: Which one?
T: I don't know which one
Me: How does it go?  Sing a bit for me.
T: I can't. I don't know.
Me:  I can't put on a song if I don't know which one you mean.
T:  Harrumph.

Later, just now.  I'm putting on music.

T: Can you PLEASE put on that song?
Me:  I don't know what song.  You don't know the title, or the melody or any of the lyrics. 
T:  It's that one that you and me both like.. it's like 'hip-hop slash.. uhm (she's great with genres, just like her mother)... uhm. 
*pause*
Me:  Go clean your room.

9 comments:

  1. hahaha, that would drive me crazy, only because i would NEEEEEED to know what the song was :P did you ever figure it out?!

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  2. That's too funny. Sometimes I wish that I could record some of the conversations at my house,

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  3. The one with the hum hmm hmmm hmmmmmm. You know that one!

    ;-)

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  4. Hi! Nice blog! I found you through Stephanie ( Seriously really seriously).

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  5. Hi Yandie,

    I have been missing out on the commenting rounds and now trying to catch up, so this is late, but...

    Charming. Except I don't know that song, but I do that movie; you know, that one with that guy who, like, you know?

    Thanks for the slice of life.

    Rick

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  6. You have just described every single conversation with my father-in-law. Finishing a conversation with him is like a cruel mad-lib game...

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  7. I sympathize completely - ALL the time I try to say a word or reference a movie or ask for something and I can't think of a single way to describe it!

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