Friday, July 25, 2008

I D'noh

Today the Baroness will be practising her mad scrapbooking skillz, as she prepares a travel manifesto of sorts for our cher etudiente d'exchange Julien to take home to his Maman in France. To let her know what he did while he was here for 3.5 weeks, on what day, and include pictures, and maps and all other touristy doo-dad-ery.

Why, may you ask, would I do this? Because, as the mother of any teenaged boy is aware, when one asks what said boy did over a period of an hour, a day, a week - the answer is is universally the same.

The cherished, monosyllabic I D'noh. Usually grunted out with a puff of air.

Like we're being instrusive. Or they've got some viral disease which wipes out their short-term memory. Either way, une grande sucky answer.

They could have spent a week at Rock Camp jamming with Slash, being painting assistants for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, playing the Beta version of Jimmy Hendrix Guitar Hero at Activision HQ, getting tips from Hef at the Playboy mansion, golfing with Tiger at his home in Hawaii.

Yet when you ask them what they've done - I D'noh.

God grant me the patience and grace to get through the rest of the summer.

7 comments:

iPost said...

You forgot the second answer. "Nuttin."

Mental P Mama said...

I get Nuthin'.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess iPost and MPM: You obviously have a higher standard of education - a WHOLE extra word! Now that's what I call the beginning of a conversation!! :)

tysdaddy said...

Been there, heard that. Like 117 times a day . . .

My wife is a scrapper, and she's grown weary of finding titles for pages of oldest son that rhyme with I'Dnoh. Ha!

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Count Cheekness: What amazes me most of all is that, by and large, both sons have a phenomenal vocabulary. Yet, when faced with one simple question...

Maybe the question wasn't that simple after all.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

His parents are going to adore you! You are so awesome! A million kudos to you for putting yourself in their shoes.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess NATUI: I would hope that this little project would let J's parents know that he just didn't lay around playing PSP and watching crappy tv ALL the time.

Just 1/2.

 
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