Conversation with the 25 year old over the phone:
Him: “Mom, what do you call someone who uses a fake name? You know, someone who writes a book, not anonymously but under a pen name or something that’s not really their own name. Is that a pseudonym?”
Me: “Yes, exactly….” (thinking to myself, hmmm, wonder if he’s reading something interesting & trying to figure out who the author really is)…”why, what are you reading?”
Him: “Oh, nothing, J and I were just discussing porn stars and…..”
Bubble, burst. Silly me. What ELSE would two twenty-something males discuss?
Conversation with the 14 year old:
Him: “Mom, can you please call my phone? I can’t remember where I left it.”
Me: Dial….RING RING….
Him – reaching into his now vibrating pants pocket: “Oh, heh. Found it thanks!”
Conversation with both of them:
Me – in the garage, testing out my new hands free car connector that hooks up my phone to the radio to listen to music AND also answer the phone: Text to the 14 year old first: “Hey, I’m testing something, can you please call my phone?”……………silence (even though I know the phone is with him because he was JUST texting his friend!.
Me – still in the garage now giving up on the younger one, I text the 25 year old who was just in his room with his phone right in front of him on the desk as he sat at his computer: “Hey, I’m testing something, can you please call my phone?”………….more silence! Grrrrrrr
Three more attempts between the two of them and FINALLY, I had to CALL.
Both of them: “Oh, sorry – I spaced ’cause I was into the tv show/computer game”
Sigh…whoever thinks texting is the easiest/fastest way to reach their generation didn’t have to deal with these two!
Conversation with 14 year old & his dad:
Me to my ex: “Hey, I heard from SportsBoy that your dad missed his flight because it’s already snowing in Stockholm? Really? Isn’t it kind of early for so much snow to delay flights?”
Him: “Oh, yes, there is some snow, but that’s not why he missed his flight.”
14 year old and I in unison: “Then what happened?”
Him: “Dad read his ticket wrong. He thought his *arrival* time in Hamburg for his connection was actually his *departure* time from Stockholm so he was 90 mins late!”
They say characteristics skip a generation…….HELP!
At least they keep me laughing, right?