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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...)

5 comments:

Domestic Goddess said...

MATED. Mated? HAHAHAHA!!!!

Z. Mulls said...

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

Magpie said...

Obviously.

:)

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.

HG said...

Duh!! ;)