Had to laugh

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by HereWeGoAgain, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. HereWeGoAgain

    HereWeGoAgain Grandpa

    I picked up difficult child from an AA meeting. She told me that a guy she knew a couple of years ago had OD'd. Then she said in a kind of reflective voice, "Do you realize I could have died?"

    Do you think!? Just now figuring that out, are you?

    I didn't laugh at her, I just said, "Many times."

    In reality, she's not that clueless. She was just reacting to a sobering bit of news. But it did tickle my funny bone for her to put it that way.
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Maybe she's gotten past the teenage Invicibility thing. She's coming to grips with being as mortal as the rest of us. Which can be a very good thing.

    I love lighbulb moments. :smile:
  3. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Gosh, Mom, who woulda figured you were so clueless? NOT!

  4. standswithcourage

    standswithcourage New Member

    I know! It feels so good when they finally feel something we feel all the time. Yeah you could have died many times! Ditto! and hurray for you!
  5. SunnyFlorida

    SunnyFlorida Active Member

    Well....took a bit of time, but looks like some reflection is kicking in.
  6. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Ya think?!?! Just kept thinking how many interbangs would you really need to put after that to make it stick?

    Don't you love it when your teen has a senior moment? Makes them almost human.