Thursday, August 7, 2008

Denise Richards Has No Idea...

[While having a snack a trois at an elevated Barnes & Noble cafe, overlooking the store... ]

Darren (spying a book by Joyce Meyer on an end cap): "Hey, that's the lady from the TV show Grandma watches."

Mommy: "Wow Darren, you're exactly right. It is."

Sarah: "What's the name of the book?"

Mommy: "100 Ways to Simplify Your Life."

Sarah: "What is it about?"

Mommy: "Well, to simplify something means to make it easier; so I'm guessing if people have complicated lives, they'd like that book."

Sarah: "Oh I could use that book, my life is complicated."

Darren (outraged): "You're life is complicated? MY life is complicated. I've got tae kwon do. I've got school. I've got my dog..."

Mommy (interrupting): "We don't have a dog, Darren..."

Darren: "But when we do, it'll be mostly my responsibility. It's complicated."

Suppose it's a good thing Darren can find such relaxation via what must be "water therapy."
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15 comments:

Barbara Manatee said...

Oh my goodness! Poor Darren's life IS complicated! All the stress of worrying about the dog even! haha!! Poor kids...what you must put them through! ha!

noble pig said...

OMG that is so funny...what's hialrious to me is that many children do lead complicated lives these days. He's like an old soul! Loved this and thank goodness for blogs to document this stuff.

Kelsey said...

That had me laughing out load! Too funny!

beth - total mom haircut said...

This is hysterical. I look that he feels the burden of responsibility for an absent dog. Weight of the world on that one, right? Good thing he's got therapy. I could use some therapy like that...

Nancy said...

HAHAHAHAH! That is so funny :) Your kids are too cute.

surcie said...

That's one smart kid!

The Burger Blog said...

What a complicated life! You gotta love them, I love that age!

bestfamily said...

That was too funny Cheryl! i had to read it aloud to Donnie! So many complications!

Laura said...

Darren and I are the same.
I always assume something new is going to be MY responsibility...AND I am very impressed that your little twins were just throwing around the word complicated.

TheHMC said...

Ahah!! I love that "my life is complicated" lol. What's great is that I remember being that age and thinking the same thing. Little do they know.

Renata said...

Your kids are so funny! Darren's comment had me laughing aloud!

cat said...

I just love these conversations you have with the kids. Such a nice laugh.

Harris Boys said...

hahaha...life is so hard, right. your kids are too cute cheryl, where do they come up with these things...lol

Maternal Mirth said...

HOW CUTE IS HE???

Regarding canines, I have a rule: "Nothing else that poops will be allowed into the house."

My boys want a dog. I tell them "Sure. You can have one ... when you move out."

TONYA said...

oh how I wish that I had the complicated life of a child. Darren just cracks me up.