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Offline Peter B

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #240 on: January 20, 2023, 06:54:17 PM »
15YOS is a typical teenager - he's stinky and he mumbles. This provides context for me misunderstanding what he said when he and his siblings were discussing superpowers they'd like.

15YOS: The superpower I'd like is to be able to mumble myself.

Me: Eh? You'd like to 'what' yourself?

15YOS: Clone myself.

Me: Oh. Right. I thought you said clean yourself.

15YOS: Embarrassed laughter.

12YOS and 10YOD (because they know their brother): Raucous laughter.

Offline gillianren

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #241 on: January 21, 2023, 01:42:31 PM »
I was on a jury this week.  The kids have been very interested in the process and what I told them about my fellow jurors.  Sandy wanted to meet them and was disappointed that my service was ending.  "When you die, can I take your place on the jury?"
"This sounds like a job for Bipolar Bear . . . but I just can't seem to get out of bed!"

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