Monday, April 19, 2010

Up the Down Staircase

Remembering this random conversation between then-13-year-old daughter and me still makes me laugh...

Daughter (upon coming downstairs in the morning): Ah, it's nice to see everyone is finally up.

Mother (grinning): Says the last one up.

Daughter: Oh, I've been up for a while, but I stayed in bed to read.

Mother: Well, that doesn't count then, because you're the last one down.

Daughter: Oh, I was down earlier to use the bathroon, so I was up before you and Dad.

Mother: But you went back up, so that still doesn't count.

Daughter: Yes, it does ~ I was up, then down, then up, then down.

Mother: But since you're the last one down now, you're still the last one up!

This kind of verbal volleyball is a regular occurrence in our family. I guess it keeps up mentally sharp (or possibly confused). Do you think we'd make good trial lawyers? :-)


  1. lol. I am relatively certain she'd make a good lawyer.

    I suggest introducing my grandad's expression, "The cat's tail." She was the cat's tail. You may well have been the cat's whiskers.

  2. Well, I agree with your girl!!! (snicker) She was the first one up.... then down... then up...