In the car on the way to school this morning Piper, my 14 year-old daughter, asks me,
“Mom, are you coming to my soccer game today? It’s at 5:00.”
Cameron, my 15 year old son asks, “So, is it at home or away?”
Piper answers, “Home.”
Cameron very succinctly responds, “Oh.”
Piper sits up a bit straighter in the front seat (It’s her front-seat-day) and kind of turns her head in Cameron’s direction. “What did you mean by that?”
Cameron, a bit confused, “I just said ‘Oh.'”
Piper continues, “Yeah. But you sort of said it with a going down kind of tone at the end. Are you upset that my game is at home? Because if you are upset that my game is at home, I want to know why.”
Cameron, more confused than ever, “I just said ‘Oh.'”
Oh. my. GOODNESS. I thought I was going to die. And before I dropped her off at school, I gave her this pearl of wisdom for relating with the male species which I will now share with you.
Honey, you have got to let his “Oh” be oh.
What pearls of wisdom have you shared today? Please do tell!