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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Very Quick Nine Year Old

Okay, I have no ideas for a blog tonight so instead I'm going to share this true conversation between a Very Quick Nine Year Old and his Dad, who was trying to yank his chain:

Dad (calling home around 5:45 on a Thursday afternoon): “Hey, Buddy, why aren’t you at football practice?"

VQNYO: “It’s Thursday, Dad.  I have practice on Wednesday and Friday.”

Dad: “But they called a special practice for tonight.”

VQNYO: “Nobody told me about a special practice.”

Dad: “Oh, wait…my bad. The special practice is just for the really good players.”

VQNYO: (without missing a beat) “Yeah? It must stink to be one of the really good players because the great players are home watching TV.”

(that's my boy)

Unwriting progress: From the original 150,000 words down to 117,548.

I'm currently enjoying: Dead Air by Mary Kennedy

Quote of the day: Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Alva Edison

9 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

LOL! Obviously takes after his mother. :)

Dru said...

LOL!!

Linda Leszczuk said...

Actually, Maria, his mother is probably the sanest one of the bunch. I have to take responsibility (credit? blame?) for the chain-yanking dad. He's mine. The VQNYO is my grandson.

Glad I gave both of you a chuckle.

Stephen Tremp said...

That's great. You've gotta be able to come up with quick witty one-liners like that to survive in life.


Stephen Tremp

Stephen Tremp said...

That's great. You've gotta be able to come up with quick witty one-liners like that to survive in life.


Stephen Tremp

Linda Leszczuk said...

I wish I'd been smart enough to start saving this kid's one-liners as soon as he learned to talk. I'd have a whole book by now. He's a gem.

MaryC said...

Great story, Linda. I teach 9-10 year-olds and I love listening to what they come up with.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Thanks, Mary. You should toss some of their lines into your blog sometime. Nothing we write can top what comes out of the mouths of kids.

Robert Guthrie said...

VQNYO is going far!

And thanks for joining my blog!