Shannon Stacey

A conversation with the Tall Kid

Last night, while watching House, I got a little sniffly watching two parents being essentially forced to choose between their children.

TK: What’s the matter?

Me: Hello. It’s sad!

TK: You realize it’s just a TV show, right? In real life, they’re fine. I promise.

Me: What’s the point of experiencing any medium if you’re not going to let it engage you emotionally?

TK: Time expenditure.

Have I mentioned how much I hate watching television with the Tall Kid?

3 comments to “A conversation with the Tall Kid”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · September 28th, 2010 at 2:00 pm · Link

    First, he’s a teenager, and they always have to pretend they’re above it all.

    Second, he’s a guy.

    Nature does this so you don’t sob your heart out when he leaves for college. By that time you’re ready to boot his ass out the door and be rid of him. ;-)

  2. azteclady
      · September 28th, 2010 at 9:07 pm · Link


    Oh dear lord!

    (and what Jaci said–not that it actually worked for me, mind you)

  3. Jewell
      · September 28th, 2010 at 10:22 pm · Link

    Oh heavens! :lol:

    Agree with what Jackie says, plus…at some point the poor dear will have a break down over something Totally important/touching to him, but erm, not so high on other people’s sentiment meters.

    Remember this convo and the “Time expenditure” line.


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