The Hangover

I got a call this morning from my son’s friend’s mom.

Don’t worry, I always understand things better with an illustration, too.

She asked if my son could come play after school.

I told her yes, hung up and said, “Hey dude!” because it’s important as a parent to do whatever you can to relate to the younger generation. Botox. Skinny jeans. Knowing all the words to “Super Bass”. Calling your kids “dude”. Whatever.

“You’ve got a play date this afternoon!”

The backseat fell silent for a moment. I thought he’d be excited, but then the kid who is seven-days-away-from-finally-being-a-ten-year-old replied with a distinct eye roll, “Hangover. Mom, I have a hangover.”

I will spend the rest of this morning cleaning the inside of my windshield of the coffee that spewed from my nose.

“You mean hang OUT? You’ll be hanging OUT?”

“Whatever.”

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And this is why it’s important to read to your children. The end.

4 Replies to “The Hangover”

  1. HAHAHA! Love it! Nothing like Morning Joe on the inside of your car windows to start your day!
    Re: Michelle’s comment: My daughter likes Hammer Cheese Samiches. Took me awhile to figure out what she was referring to…Ham & Cheese Sandwiches. yea, I can be a bit dense.

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