Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Logic and Physics of Adolescence or How Diana Spent Her Summer Vacation

Diana dared mention that she thought I was not being highly productive with my summer thus far. I asked her if sleeping until 1PM, as she has been inclined to do the past few weeks, was an example of admirable work ethic. Her response...


It's not laziness that drives me to bed for 14 hours. I simply don't get up.



My retort...

Ah, so that would mean it is simple inertia?



Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you...The Immovable Mass.





(Oh, and by the way, one of the things I accomplilshed this summer was to tie dye the sheets upon which she so peacefully slumbers. Hopefully by the end of the week the ghastly wallpaper in her room will be completely removed.)

26 comments:

MONA said...

However much you do you will never do enough...& they are always right...I guess every mom in the world gets to hear that.

It is a universal phenomenon Lime (a consolation?)...

Logophile said...

Reality therapy, is what that group needs, I'm telling ya.
Clearly a weekend was not enough.
:D

lecram sinun said...

lol. Kids and their justifications... just makes me laugh.

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Charles said...

Technically she's right, laziness doesn't drive her to bed. Laziness keeps her butt in bed. Nice sheets. Maybe, if you can stand it, you can make her get up by playing loud country music. Kids hate country (well, so do I for the most part), so she might find it advantageous to get up and turn it off.

bigrig said...

Cool sheets!

Tommy said...

LMAO! She cracks me up. Although I know she drives you up a wall. Good luck with that. TTYL
TG

Sheri said...

cool sheets! My daughter is dyeing at her summer campt oday. I sent her with 2 white t-shirts. I'll have to post a picture of her creations.

Sleeping til 1pm?! Holy sandman!

bsoholic said...

Ah to be young and sleep for 14 hours. Must be nice! Haha! ;)

Keyser Soze said...

14 hours! 14 hours? WTF?!?! If I can manage to sleep for 4 god damned hours it's a miracle!!!
Wow! What a breauitfl thing.
I think I'll take some sleeping pills LOL Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeping.
Well now.

Pauline said...

for one split second there I thought you were going to say completely tie dyed!

Hypersonic said...

My dad had a wonderful remedy for kids who loafed in bed during the summer hols, it was a flannel dunked in ice-cold water to the face.


Bastard!

Cosima said...

Fourteen hours... fourteen wonderful hours... in one piece. I am sooooo envious.

SignGurl said...

I wasn't going to mention the wallpaper. :)

Diesel said...

I'm starting to think you have a problem with all this tie-dying. Maybe we should have an intervention.

Diesel said...

BTW, did you tie-dye the sheets while she was sleeping on them? Because that would be a cool way to wake up.

TorAa said...

The Immovable Mass - a great expression. And very precisly - I've had 4 of them.

Paul Champagne said...

You need to invent an "inertia dampening field", after you use it to get your gravity stricken child out of bed ... you could sell it to NASA and make millions.

G-Man said...

WOW!!!
How can anyone sleep on such loud sheets?
Great job Limey
xoxox

BTExpress said...

She has some nerve. That is unless you are sleeping longer than her. ;-)

S said...

Thinks about that nurse bed changing routine, and how they do it with the patiend still in the bed...
Can you do a tie dyed sheet while still leaving the sleeping mass incact?

M said...

I read somewhere that teenagers need more sleep than younger kids and adults...apparently they are like newborn babies again because their bodies are going thru alot of changes.

shhhh...don't tell Diana I said that!

PS You haven't been productive? Helloo...has she read your blog lately? You have kept up better than most bloggers who slack off in the summer.

Ameratis said...

I admit that I would totally be with her if I could. Sleep is my favorite pasttime. :)I would argue that it is an art lol

CreditMom said...

When I was in high school I could sleep for 14 hours and feel great afterwards! Not any more..Sigh...

KFarmer said...

My gosh, you could put a blonde wig on her and that would be my daughter! lol.. ;)

kids...

ttfootball said...

Wow what a colour combination going on in that room :-/