Shannon Stacey

Conversation with the kids

I probably shouldn’t use the category tag “conversations with characters” for this entry, but my boys are characters.

We watch Jeopardy every night before the kids go to bed. The tall kid’s starting to hold his own. The short kid just parrots my answers, so when we’re right he gets the glory and when we’re wrong, I get the blame. Tonight there were several questions regarding authors, and the conversation went downhill from there…

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Jeopardy: This author blah blah blah blah

Short kid: Who is Shannon Stacey?

(It wasn’t.)

A bit later…

Jeopardy: Author of blah blah blah blah, this person blah blah blah blah

Short kid: Who is Shannon Stacey?

(It wasn’t)

After Final Jeopardy…

Short kid: How come none of the authors were Shannon Stacey, Mama?

Tall kid: Because only Mom is Shannon Stacey, dork.

Short kid: But why isn’t Shannon Stacey ever the answer?

Me: Those are all really famous authors, honey.

Short kid: But you’re famous. You have a dot-com.

Tall kid: Those authors were all dead.

Short kid: Will you be a Jeopardy answer when you’re dead, Mama?

Me: You never know.

Short kid: I want to be famous before I’m dead, so I’m not going to be an author.

8 comments to “Conversation with the kids”

  1. Nicole Reising
      · March 13th, 2007 at 11:28 pm · Link

    Oh that was priceless! :clap:


  2. Ann Wesley Hardin
      · March 14th, 2007 at 4:35 am · Link

    LMAO! He was SURE one of them was going to be Shannon Stacey. That’s a great one to have for posterity, Shan.

  3. Mandy M. Roth
      · March 14th, 2007 at 8:31 am · Link


    me too :write:

  4. Heather Rae Scott
      · March 14th, 2007 at 9:14 am · Link


    But ya know, that just shows how much you’re his hero–mommy AND author. Almost makes you want to sniffle.

    And I think you WILL be famous before ya die.

  5. Angie
      · March 14th, 2007 at 9:47 am · Link

    :lmao:that’s awesome! Your short kid is a funny little man ;)

  6. Anna Lucia
      · March 14th, 2007 at 11:38 am · Link

    The logic is impeccable…. gggggg

  7. Jaci Burton
      · March 14th, 2007 at 1:39 pm · Link


    love him. just love him.

  8. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · March 14th, 2007 at 10:36 pm · Link


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