Thursday, April 23, 2009

I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn’t been for you meddling kids!

Katie got her report card today.  Weird kid. 

She likes both math and reading, the little show off.  At the end of the six weeks, the school does a short honors program for the honor roll kids.  Thirty minutes of kool-aid, lunchroom cookies and an inspiring speaker.  Well, sort of inspiring.  Katie’s had straight As all year, but we’ve missed the last couple of programs because she can’t remember to bring the note home with the time and date and we can’t remember to call the school and inquire as to the time and date.

Today, however, she remembered the note.  I told her I would be there this time.  “With grades like these, I don’t mind admitting to the other parents that I know you,” I told her. 

She hit me. 

A couple of weeks ago, she was talking to me about some seventh grade drama and I was giving her the benefit of some sort of bizarro advice, probably.  Eventually she sighed and said “My friends all talk about how their parents give them ‘that look’ when they’re in trouble or they do something stupid.”

“Yeah, I remember that look.  What about it?”

“In our family, I’m the one that has ‘that look’ and I have to give it to you all the time!”

 

Katie Look

15 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

OMG! She DOES have the luck!!

Remember when you were telling us that you hated when your dad got on to you because...because???

The lecture???

I bet you had that same look back then!

Songbird said...

:-)

mid-life rookie said...

Wow! She does that really well. I think I'll print that picture and hold it up the next time I need to give "the look." My "the look" is getting a little routine of late.

dust bunny said...

ooooohhhhhhh.....the "look"! She has it down pat.

Dijea said...

Its only gonna get worse - you better start studying for the intellectual arguments coming up.

Its classic.

Pyzahn said...

Not only is she a smart kid, but she's a cute kid.

And she has her mother's sense of humor.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Katie and Wonderboy could so hang.
Just sayin'

Bunny Bunster said...

Wicked smart, that kid!

Cindy said...

She's Goooood!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

bwaaah haaa haaa haaaa...
and just b/c i'm nosy... have you or your smart girl read the twilight books of vampire fame? are they worth my time on a boring, rainy day??

SpookyRach said...

She devoured them, HCL. Loooooves them. Loved the movie, too.

I read the first one. It was ok - an easy rainy day read. I didn't bother with the rest of them, but if you're looking for something mildly palatable and not to sanguine (heh), they're ok.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Okay. With that face, how can you be mad at her?

Lordy, girl...y'all are in for some deep trouble with that witty kiddo.

Steve Hayes said...

She'd better come and teach someone in our family to give "the look". I think we've missed out on something.

musingwoman said...

I think you should surrender right now.

Nej said...

Hi! Cowguy sent me your way. :-)

Just looking at the look makes me squirm. I think you're in trouble. Surrender now, while you can!