Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Parents say the darndest things...

Over the past few days, I got to spend a mini-vacation in another part of Virginia. Listening to people makes me sorrowful sometimes:

"You haven't done anything in that past hour that I've wanted to do, so why should I do anything that you want to do??"
-exasperated mother to her daughter

"You don't need to dye your hair again!"
"It's a way that I express myself!"
"You've expressed yourself enough."
-another exasperated mother to her daughter

"He can't even take simple instructions anymore, ugh!"
-exasperated wife to me (I don't have a wife, it was about her husband)

It'd make me much happier if I heard more moments of silence as people thought about the words that are coming out of their mouths.

(see, I told you it would be shorter)