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Conversations with the teen girl

28 Mar

Our water line has decided to sprout yet another leak (because our house apparently  hates us), so Josh turned off the water to save some money while we wait for the property manager to get someone out here to fix it, and proclaimed we should just go out to eat to keep from dirtying dishes.

Yes, we’ve been down this road before.

As we drove to the Chinese restaurant, the teen girl announced that “If it’s not on the internet, it doesn’t exist.”

I said “That’s not true.  What about happiness?”

She tried to argue that you could find happiness on the internet.  I countered that you can find things that make you happy, but true happiness comes from the heart and from the mind (which I thought was quite the clever and wise response.)

My sweet little cherub of a teen girl then says “Well, you can buy brains and hearts on the internet.”

“Yes, but that’s illegal.” I said, giving up on being wise and clever.

Josh wanted to know how she knew brains and hearts were sold on the internet.  I told him these are things we really don’t want to know.

I should probably tell the teen girl she can’t sell hearts or brains on the internet.  Because it’s illegal.  And we’re not that kind of people.  We are a kind of people, but not that kind.  We have standards.

 

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3 Responses to “Conversations with the teen girl”

  1. saracvt March 28, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    Yes, but can you go home to Kansas on the Net? (I almost asked about getting courage, then realized that too many people get brave behind a keyboard.:(

  2. franhunne4u March 29, 2015 at 12:12 am #

    Well, you cannot get a family like yours on the internet. Funny to state this, isn’t it, as I only know you from my screen – but to really be your family you have to live with all of you. That is something no stories of Maura’s poop, of your teenager’s teenage “wisdom” of your dog’s misbehaviour will ever be able to replace. This kind of relationship you can only get in the real life. And she will know it, when she ever reaches times of needs and can come back to you for help.

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