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Smartass Is More Like It

Smartass Is More Like It

February 18, 2006

After having a heated “discussion” with my eleven year old, in which he insisted his stupid ridiculous thoughts on alien abductions were undeniably true and refused to hear any evidence to the contrary, I said:

“You know what, I wish I was half as smart as I thought I was when I was eleven years old.”

“Yes, but the difference is I am smarter than you.”

Who is this kid? And what kind of price could I get for him on ebay?

Posted by Chris @ 7:40 pm  

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  1. novaks8 says:

    I know all 11 year olds THINK it but what balls it takes to actually SAY it out loud!

    Welcome to almost teenagerhood…it’s a fun filled place.

  2. nabbalicious says:

    Oh, man.

    When I was that age, my parents and grandparents would always say, “Boy, it must be SO nice knowing everything.” and I would say, “Oh, it’s really great!”

  3. Kim says:

    I think it’s a universal problem with 11 year olds. Mine was the exact same way at that age. He’s now 13 and in his “quiet” phase. Good luck.

  4. deputyswife says:

    Unfortunately, smartass kids are not getting the high prices as they used to. Looks like you are stuck with him.

    Look on the bright side, you could have my four year old. He thinks the toilet is evil and will not poop in it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It only gets better as they get older! GOOD LUCK, I say.

  6. Annalise says:

    Maybe if we packaged up your oldest and my oldest together we could market them as some sort of buy-one-get-one-free deal?

  7. B.E.C.K. says:

    I think you should document this and have him sign it, then seal it in an envelope and store it with your keepsakes…then give it to him when he’s 25. With love, of course! :-)

  8. Heather says:

    Oh just wait Chris. Unfortunately the sarchasm only gets worse! Wait until he is 15! (I have one of these)

  9. nextcommercial says:

    But, wait! Aren’t YOU his teacher?

  10. wordgirl says:

    Wait…there’s a quiet phase? We totally missed it.

  11. nextcommercial says:

    I wouldn’t trust the “Quiet phase”. I know they are up to something.

  12. Jennifer says:

    I tried the ebay thing once with a surly teenage boy. I got an e-mail asking how much I would pay them to come get him and haul him off *sigh*

  13. Franny says:

    Oh my! Delurking to say I remember feeling the SAME way at around that age. Sadly, my 5 year old thinks this way as well, I am DREADING her (pre) teenage years already….

  14. Meg says:

    Oh boy, and you have so many more kids who will hit 11 and say the same thing. I bet you’ll develop a snappy comeback over time…:)

  15. Liz says:

    supply and demand keeps prices very low - too much supply, no demand.

  16. InterstellarLass says:

    You can package him with my 10 year old and offer a 2-for-1 deal and get a slightly better price. I’m the stupidest person on Earth.

    UFO’s are real mom!