So ever since the kid learned to read she has had the habit of reading in very bad light -- as in dusk, as in nearly dark -- and I have been constantly telling her (with more and less profanity) to turn the light on, please, does she want to ruin her eyes?
Over the past few years she's been arguing with me.
Me: Will you turn the light on? Jesus, you'll go blind reading in the dark!
The Kid: (with some annoyance): I can see just fine.
Me: You're going to have to use those eyes for a long time, you know. Fuck's sake.
The Kid: Anyway, that's a myth. It's a big myth. How much light you have has nothing to do with what happens with your vision. It's all genetics.
Me: Where did you hear that, Tumblr? Just turn on the light.
The Kid: You can look it up.
(I turn the light on for her, with a huffing noise.)
The Kid: What, are you afraid to look it up?
Me: Fine, I'll look it up.
Several minutes later.
The Kid: Ha. Ha! Ha. I told you.
Don't teach'em to read, folks. That's my advice.
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