When I picked him up from school yesterday afternoon he was in one of his chatty (and funny) moods. Here are some excerpts from our conversation which had me rolling:
Will: My friend's dad just got a new Prius.
Me: Really? That's a cool car.
Will: Yeah, and it's really roomy.
Me: A Prius? Are we thinking about the same car, bud?
Will: Yes, mom. And it's probably just as roomy as our van.
Me: Hmmmm, okay. (Rolling my eyes while NOT arguing with a 12 year old).
Will: Hey, dad and I saw Mrs. P run a stoplight this morning on the way to school.
Me: You mean my very good friend Mrs P? She ran a stoplight?
Will: Yep. It was her. Dad told her she needed to slow it down. But of course she didn't hear him.
Will: Can I have a coke when we get home?
Me: I don't think we have any, bud.
Will: Yes, we do. Mimi and Papa bought some cans and left them with us.
Me: Then sure, you can have one.
Will: I think I'll pop some popcorn too.
Me: Great idea.
Will: Hey mom, these two kids got in trouble at school for fighting. Now they have in-school detention every day and they have to stay in this little room during lunch. Not together though. They're in different rooms.
Me: What were they fighting about?
Will: I don't know but one kid hit the other on the back and they got in a LOT of trouble.
Me: So add that to your list of reasons not to fight at school, bud.
Will: Oh, I'd NEVER get in a fight, mom.
Me: Why's that?
Will: Because I'd lose!
(I'm pretty sure I couldn't hold the laughter in at this point).
Will: (Sticking the popcorn in the microwave) I know exactly how long to pop popcorn.
Me: I believe you, but I bet if you added another minute to your pop time you'd have all popcorn instead of half kernels, half corn.
Will: Nah, that's okay. The kernels make my teeth strong. Most people don't realize that.
Me: (grinning) Okay, bud, whatever. (Too bad we don't have dental insurance for all those cracked teeth you could end up with).
Will: Can I play some Wii after I eat my snack?
Me: Sure, bud. You can. (Though I really wish I could keep you here talking with me.)