Kids Today

by Marinka on November 24, 2012

My 11 year old son has been Skyping with some girls in his class, even though I’m sitting right here, happy to tell him stories about my childhood and give him advice about how to best live his life.

And after one session that lasted approximately forever, I tried to talk to him about it.

“So, what’s new with Sarah?” I asked. (note: Sarah is not her real name. The reason I’m not using her real name is that I don’t remember which girl it was.)

“I don’t know,” he shrugged.

“How can you not know? Weren’t you just talking to her for half an hour?!”

“Yeah, but people my age don’t go around asking each other stupid things like ‘how are you?'” he told me.

Just an FYI, so you don’t ask your kids stupid questions like I did.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Mama D November 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Nice. Did his comment come with an eye roll too?? 🙂


ChiTown Girl November 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Even my 19 year-old says stuff like that to me. God forbid I ask ANYTHING about his friends, his standard answer is, “How should I know?! I’m not nosy like that!” Oh, yeah, that’s right…asking how their mom is, where they live or what their father does for a living, etc,. is SO nosy. Why can’t I remember that!?


christy November 24, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Oh man, I’m sufficiently scared.


Deb November 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm



November 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm

It’s a guy thing, isn’t it? My husband can talk to someone at a party for an hour and come away with absolutely no pertinent information whatsoever.


the mama bird diaries
November 26, 2012 at 9:25 am

Yes! Exactly. My husband will talk to someone who JUST had a baby and will come away from that conversation not knowing the sex or the name.


Susi November 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Yeah. Too late. Heard that one before. 😉


dusty earth mother November 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Well, I was about to send you an email asking how you are, but I’ll refrain now.


November 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I’d ask you how that made you feel, but I don’t want to seem old or anything.


Roshni November 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm

So, how are YOU?!!


November 28, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Man, you crack me up!


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