Sunday, May 30, 2010

Oh, To Know As Much As A Teenager

When we were at the zoo, I saw some parents who had the "kid leashes" on their kids. I have mixed feelings about these things, but I can understand why parents find them really desireable. Especially for crowded areas like the zoo.

We were waiting for the train when I heard some teenagers complain about the leashes.

"I hate those things," said one kid.

"Yeah, like, if you cannot control your kids then, like, you should train them to be, like, under control."

Okay, so I added a few likes, but you get the general idea.

I knew that this girl was only 15, and I, like, could not control myself. I whipped around, holding one kid, hoping the other two did not disappear in the few seconds it would take to give this girl a strict talking-to and said, "Spoken by someone who does not have kids."

Oh, to be a teenager again. . .


MissouriMormonMama said...

That's pretty funny! I know I used to think they were terrible, but after Sophia getting lost twice in large public area, I don't think they're such a bad idea! We don't have one, just keep a very close eye on our wander prone child, but a parent does what they feel they need to, and I surely can't judge them!

Kiersten said...

Good for you!