Caribbean Thoughts

by Carol Mitchell

Archive for Heard on the Backseat

Tattooed – HOTB

Me: (After one two many fellas ogled my youngest as we walked through DC)
I’m going to tattoo ‘I’m only 12’ across your forehead.

Youngest: So, what I’m hearing is that I can get a tattoo?

Me: Yes, as long as it’s on your forehead and says ‘I’m only 12’.

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History of School – HOTB

Older offspring: Whoever invented school was really dumb.
Younger offspring: Yeah, because they didn’t go to school.

Judging a Book – HOTB

Me (always full of original wisdom): You can’t judge a book by its cover.
Youngest: Unless it’s the back cover.

Math Works – HOTB

Oldest:
      They asked my opinion on the math test?

Me:
Really?

Oldest:
      Yes, they asked ‘What do you think is the next number in the sequence?’ I didn’t agree with any of the four answers they gave so I added e) and put my answer.

For Sale – HOTB

Oldest sings (to the tune of Do You Want To Buy A Snowman
     Do you want to buy a sister? Just 20 cents will do!

Sigh.

 

Slave to Fashion – HOTB

So my youngest gets in the car after school and takes off MY shoes with a sigh.

I look at her feet and the shoes have left an imprint on her feet.

Me:
      Do the shoes hurt your feet?

Youngest:
      Yes, but they look so GOOD!

Clearly that sort of passion for fashion skips a generation!

(One of her favorites …)

Whatever Happens

Goals – HOTB

Oldest:
    I’m so torn, I can’t decide if to save my money to upgrade my drum set or to buy a long board.

Youngest:
    I know what you mean. It’s hard. Every month I start saving for college and then I spend it all.

I’ve got to get her a copy of this —–>