Thursday, February 24, 2011

Living with Aspies

Actual, unretouched conversation with my not-quite-13-year-old:

Me: So, how was school today?

G: Good.

Me: What did you do?

G: Not much.

Me (determined to get some information out of him): What are you doing in French?

G: Nothing much.

Me (now getting really stubborn): Well, what are you doing in science?

G: We're studying genetics.

Me (an opening): Cool! Actually, you and your brother are sort of interesting genetically -- your dad and I both have brown hair and brown eyes, while you and Q both have blond hair and blue eyes.

G: Obviously, you both had recessive genes that came together when you mated.

(It's the "obviously" that, for me, elevates this to art...)


Domestic Goddess said...


Z. Mulls said...

Hey, isn't that what you call it in your house?

Magpie said...



Emily said...

The kid didn't miss a beat. I know there is a little bit of aspy in that answer but there is also a whole lot of clever. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Duh!! ;)