Conversations I Never Expected to Have:
The Kid and I have both picked up a head cold, here at the start of the fall semester...
Th kid, passing through the front room, and by my desk, sheds a used tissue, idly, on the bookcase by my desk.
The kid: (innocently): What?
Me: Here's a quiz for you. When you're done with a tissue, what do you do with it? (a) Save it for your baby book (b) Leave it on the bookcase because everyone wants to admire your used tissues (c)---
The kid: I wasn't done with it. I was going to use that tissue some more.
Me: Go and throw it away and do it NOW.
The kid: (rolls eyes)
6 hours ago