Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My daughter, snarkmeister

I realize that, as a parent, I am probably in the minority when I say that I actually enjoy my children's sarcasm. Not when it's delivered in a sullen or cutting way and directed at me, of course, but when they come up with some clever and totally off-the-cuff remark, my heart practically bursts with pride. I may still reign supreme, but I wouldn't be all that surprised if one day my scepter passes to my daughter, Emma. She's 12-years-old and in middle school; not an easy time, neither for her, nor for me. But we'll get through it all.

Whether she acquired this sarcastic prowess environmentally or genetically, I couldn't say, but damn if she doesn't come up with zingers that do me proud. Certainly, she needs to learn -- and is, in fact, learning -- to know the when and where of it all, as well as the to whom, because it isn't always appropriate, and certainly not always appreciated.

Although she knows that I started a blog, I wasn't all that certain she had actually ever looked at it. Let's face it -- your mother's random ramblings can't exactly compete with the lure of Facebook, or the contents of one's iPod. This afternoon, though, I mentioned to her that I had redesigned my blog a bit, and casually asked if she had ever seen it.

"Oh -- you mean your menopause blog?" she answered. "Yeah, I've seen it."

And that was the end of that.


babyrocasmama said...

OUCH!! What away with words!

And yep, it's genetic. My angel is already a smart-ass! We are so screwed when she hits puberty!

BTW, I could make you a blog button, if you like. It won't be spectacular, but it will be functional. I am not well schooled in graphics, etc. yet. But I made Queenie Jeannie's sunshine button for her & she loves it (not the one she had made into a pendant)!

Let me know.

Amanda said...

HAHAHAHAHA! Now that is funny!

babyrocasmama said...

I have something for you on my blog. Please come claim it.


TMI said...

I love sarcasm! I think it is deeply misunderstood by many people, but I always appreciate a little sarcasm! We'll see how I react when/if my daughter ever gets sarcastic with me. Your daughter suonds like a treat! So funny.

Cheryl Podolsky said...

I feel compelled to add that, for the record, I am most definitely NOT menopausal. Probably perimenopausal, but no hot flashes yet!

Amanda said...

Tag, you're it.