Today is the Kiddo's 17th birthday.
Me: How does it feel to be a 17 year old boy?
Kiddo: I wouldn't know, because I am a 17 year old man.
Me: Oh pardon me. I didn't realize you are a man now. Should I give you the invoice for your portion of the mortgage today or on Monday?
Kiddo: What's a morts gadge?
Me: Quit pretending you don't know what I'm talking about.
Kiddo: Mots guldge?
Me: Being funny won't make you exempt from paying your share, big man.
Kiddo: More madge?
Kiddo: Do you know what really sucks about turning 17?
Me: Not really.
Kiddo: Now I will automatically be tried as an adult for any crimes I might decide to commit.
Me: Guess you should have thought of that when you were 16.
Kiddo: That's what becoming a man does to you. You realize how foolish you were when you were a child.
Me: You are so wise.
Kiddo: I know, it's a gift.
Twelve Years, Give or Take.
3 months ago