Thursday, January 22, 2009

Adolescence Is a Period of Rapid Changes. Between the Ages of 12 and 17, For Example, a Parent Ages as Much as 20 years. ~Author Unknown

After reading yesterday’s post, my Dad accused me of being a tad bit harsh on the Cub Scouts; in his opinion, the fact that a ten-year-old even knows there was a Great Depression elevates him to a higher intellectual level than most of the teenagers my Dad meets in his duties as a substitute teacher at the High School in Mayberry.

I didn’t tell Dad that the ten-year-old also thought that dinosaurs were responsible for the “extinction” of the caveman, Land of the Lost style because; I realize that his mind is still expanding, his knowledge growing so perhaps he will arrive at a higher level of intelligence before he, too, disgusts and disappoints his High School teachers (And, when I say "his mind", I am obviously referring to the ten-year-old as my Dad's mind reached the highest summit of knowledge like years ago).

Anyway, fingers crossed.

Speaking of teenagers, my nephew turned eighteen yesterday. Eighteen wow, where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday that he was born; I was still in college, enjoying my youth and ignoring the march of time. That march is getting harder and harder to ignore, why; the next thing I know, my own kids will be turning eighteen. The Girl will be asking for a tattoo and dancing on a beach in Mexico while the Girls Gone Wild crew films her every move and the Man-Cub lords over the beer bong.

Ha!Ha! Just kidding, Hugh; we both know The Girl is going to a convent the minute she turns eighteen. As for the Man-Cub? Military School, obviously.

3 comments:

Multi-tasking mother of 4 said...

Lol....I think I said the same thing years ago..A convent for Amanda..Hahahaha...and a BIG NOOO to the military for Joshua. Good luck with that!

Jess said...

RE: caveman and dinosaur co-existence...completely forgiven in a ten-year-old. I mean, some adults believe such things too, like these people. Not saying they haven't had their brains stolen by aliens...cuz, um...yeah.

So if he still thinks such things in, say, a few more years? Maybe the aliens got him.

Melimel said...

I hear you sister!!! My miss Sunshine is going to be the death of me!!!!! We have some SERIOUS catching up to do since our last visit!!!! UGGGGGggggggggg