Shannon Stacey

Conversation with the tall kid

The following conversation took place on Monday, between the minutes of 2:30 and 2:35 pm…

(Aside: Is anybody else finding this season of 24 almost unwatchable? My husband has informed me if I say “Oh, pul-eeze” one more time during the episode, he’s trading me in for a quieter model. One more episode of that crap and I’ll be willing to go.)

Tall kid: Hey, Mom, can I watch A New Hope?

Mom: (What the heck is that? Sounds like a Hallmark movie.) I don’t know. What is it?

Tall kid: You know.

Mom: No, I don’t.

Tall kid: (*makes universal sound of male disgust*) Episode IV?

Mom: (Lightbulb flickers as understanding dawns*) Oh. No, you can’t watch it.

Tall kid: Why not?

Mom: Because it doesn’t exist in my universe and this house is my universe.

Tall kid: (*growls*)

Mom: You-sa no growl at me-sa. Me-sa you-sa mother.

Tall kid: STOP! (*stomps out of room*)

About a minute later:

Tall kid: Hey, Mom, can I watch Star Wars?

Mom: Sure, sweetie.

9 comments to “Conversation with the tall kid”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · January 30th, 2007 at 11:24 am · Link

    Get the kids their own tv and dvd player. Then you don’t have to watch lame Star Wars. Only good Star Wars. :boogie:

  2. Charlene
      · January 30th, 2007 at 12:03 pm · Link

    I still haven’t seen the final Star Wars episode. I just don’t want to.

  3. Michelle
      · January 30th, 2007 at 1:47 pm · Link

    We finally got our oldest to watch Star Wars. Sheesh kid – it’s a classic! He’s still too young for the newest ones. I’m not sure why, the amount of fighting is probably about the same but the change in the level of production makes the new ones seem more violent. :groucho:

  4. Wax
      · January 30th, 2007 at 4:48 pm · Link

    I knew I liked that kid.

    But remember… Han shot first.

  5. Maria Duncan
      · January 30th, 2007 at 5:34 pm · Link

    That is a conversation I think very Mom has had with their kid. You know you should be consistent but it’s os damn hard!

  6. Shannon
      · January 30th, 2007 at 5:59 pm · Link

    This is an ongoing battle at my house. The tall kid is determined to call it by its new title: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope while as far as I\’m concerned it always was and always will be Star Wars.

    The tall kid points out that the title would then be Star Wars Episode IV: Star Wars at which point I have to point out that I rule every aspect of his life and he doesn\’t want to push the subject.


    And while The Empire Strikes Back is still the best one, I do have to admit to liking Stars Wars Episode II: Whatever the Hell it\’s Called. Anakin, though slightly young yet, has this angry, brooding thing going on that\’s kinda hot. Okay, a lot hot. Unfortunately he overdid it in III.

    As far as the violence…the production level does take it up a notch. And my short kid was very upset by the temple scene in III. :cry:

  7. Karen
      · January 30th, 2007 at 5:19 pm · Link

    My answer would have been “Not if anything to say about it I have.” :crazy:

  8. Jean
      · January 30th, 2007 at 8:58 pm · Link

    :shrug: Oh.

    Here’s how backward I am. I had to read down to Shannon’s comment on her own post before I realized we were referring to the same movie in the original post.

    Now I’m laughing. :clap:

  9. Nicole Reising
      · January 31st, 2007 at 9:18 am · Link

    That is funny — the kid conversation –:popcorn:


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