Conversations With Stupidity

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

There are so many thoughts running through my head as I write this that I'm not sure I can snatch a random one.

The first thing that comes to mind is the nutty conversation I had with my 13-year-old son.

Before the story gets started, I've got to tell you that every single day - sometimes many times per day - his girlfriend (also 13) calls him. Together they sit and watch television, or play video games online.

So, at the moment this begins, my brain dead teen has the phone to his ear and the 'puter mouse in hand. Telephonically and virtually, they are together.

Then suddenly the brain dead child turns to me and says, "Can I go to the library with her?"

My first thought and response come simultaneously: "What?"

He says, "The library? Can I go?"

Knowing that he seldom cracks even a textbook and recreational reading is something he makes jokes about, I asked, "Why?"

"She's going," he says.

"And?," I reply with an exaggerated motion of the head and shoulders.

"And what?" says the oh great dense one.

"And what do you plan to do? At. The. Library. The Place with BOOKS," I say.

"We're going to get on the computer."

I shake my head as if to rattle out the stupidity that may have slipped in with his sentence and say, "You're on a computer. Right now."

He turns to look at me and I can see that the IQ level is continuing to drop. Then he confirms it. "Theirs are faster."

At this point, I just lose it and begin laughing; as does my seventeen-year-old son who is not as much brain dead these days.

"What?" says brainiac.

Mr. 17 pipes up and says, "Um, they're so full of crap with downloads and other stuff that they're slower. And you have to wait in line for one. Then you have a 1 hour time limit."

"I don't think so, but whatever-", says the 13-year-old know-it-all.

Who then returns to the conversation with his girlfriend and says, "I can't go." And when she must have asked why, he says, "I don't know. Something about I'm on one that's better and I don't need to go."

Yep, still brain dead. And at 13, it'll be a few years before the fog lifts.

God save us all! :)


5 chatted about this topic:

Shana August 4, 2009 at 1:11 PM  

I almost peed my pants laughing at this. Going to the library to get on the computer when he is already on one. Lord forbid we go to a library to get books. Too funny!

Raven August 4, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

OMG, that is hilarious! I have a 14 and a 17 year-old and it's like you just described a day in my life. Hang in there, they grow up and move out eventually (I think, though I have no proof of this).

Have a great day!


The Crazy Coxes August 4, 2009 at 2:25 PM  

That's funny!
I like how he is sooo smart that he couldn't come up with an argument AND took your word for it! fun!

Kristen August 4, 2009 at 5:32 PM  

That is too funny! And I am so sure I did the same thing. So how many times did you hear him say..."So what are you doing?"

Kaylen August 4, 2009 at 7:34 PM  

ha--my sons friend was the first in his group to have a girlfriend. His mom reported to the other parents that the only thing they do is sit on the phone together. The son would have the phone to his ear and not say a word for very very long periods of time and then every now and again would say "yeah" or "I know" time they watched almost a full movie together as a family and she didn't even know he was on the phone because he was so quiet....the girl was just talking and talking. :)

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