Monday, January 31, 2011

The Dreams of Children

At the school dance last friday a parent opened a conversation with "I'm not sure Dex has mentioned this but....."

Usually this statement means I'm about to be shamed by the Human Tendencies of my child. But that night was different: minutes full of capital DULL. No surprise as this 'dance' consisted of wild 4-10 year-olds running circles around and over frowny-faced adults. The grown-ups could only manage pain filled clock-staring. As gigantic minutes refused to pass, I planned a 'coup' of the parent council. Clearly someone had forgotten the alcohol. And the drugs. And the sex. And definitely the birth control. In other words: Tonight I gladly welcomed the this woman's interruption. She continued: "My son has declared he is going to be 'a gay' with Dex. And no worries, he and Dex had already discussed it: They'd be gay and move to Japan. Did you know this?"

All I'd heard was Dex's plan to move to Japan. Seems I had incorrectly assumed it was a sign of a burgeoning perversion involving anime. Nope. And I mean, that's fine: Nev declared the next day he's never leaving home, so I guess things will balance themselves out.

1 comment:

Dr. Quebec said...

That is the oddest and funniest thing I have eveer heard. Did you manage to stay awake after that one? Gotta love day dreaming.