Wednesday, August 12, 2009

You So Smaat

At boy house we often speak in really bad oriental accents, I know, I shouldn't publish dark family secrets over the internet, but it will help this post be slightly less lame if you read parts of it in a bad oriental accent.

So, I've mentioned that my 18 year old now refers to Adorable Hubby and I by first name. He pretty much has life figured out and expects to be treated as an uber smart all grown-uppy type. This delightsome behavior is accompanied by little teaching moments in which number one expounds his vast accumulation of life's wisdom and know-how.

Take Sunday for example, we were having number 1's favorite meal, really bad oriental food. Suddenly my rice cooking skills were called into question with Number 1 insisting on showing me how to cook long grain rice in the rice cooker.

Crunchy rice was enjoyed by all. Lovely.

To his credit Number 1 came up to me Monday and apologized for the rice failure, "Mom, sorry about the long grain rice I should have listened to you about more water." He can be so sweet when he's humble.

He continued, "I think I figured it out." He mused wisely, "I always cook short grain rice in the rice cooker, apparently long grain rice requires more water... because it's longer."

Here's where reading with the really bad accent applies. " Ohhh, you so smaat Numba one teenage son"

8 comments:

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

So, this is what I have to look forward to??? Sigh...

Mrs. Nurse Boy

LeShel said...

it good you brush up on engrish!

Barbaloot said...

Sometimes we do the Asian accent, too! It helps when we have my Chinese sister-in-law to mimic:)

Mummy McTavish said...

Your boys crack me up! My kids think they actually CAN speak a variety of languages... Japanese, Italian, Whale. It makes for some fun conversations!

Tiffany said...

oh man, 18 year olds are so DUMB. They are. Sorry Jacob, but you will realize later in life that you had no idea what you were doing during this time. Fortunately my parents shipped me off to BYU thousands of miles away and I was surrounded in an environment where I couldn't get into tooooo much trouble. Here's a tip Jake, no telling your mom how to cook....anything. Seriously. Nothing.

Cori Ann said...

Oooooooohhhhhh #1... you still have so much to learn. :)

Valerie aka Mamalovelock said...

I can truly say that teenagedom can wait as long as possible!! I am just fine with them still knowing that I know more than they do!! LOL

mandi said...

It's so awesome when they see the folly of their ways, isn't it?

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