Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Boy Conversation, Number 2,349,671
I picked up The Brothers and My Carpool Kid this afternoon early from school because it's Tuesday, and for some reason that I don't yet understand despite having been a part of the almighty LAUSD in some capacity or another for nearly fifteen years, there's always one day a week in the LAUSD where the kids are dismissed early so that the teachers can work.
The Brothers and My Carpool Kid were in a jolly mood, given that it was an early out day and summer is just ahead. They launched into their usual scintillating conversation during which I stay silent, behind sunglasses, and act as cool as a nearing fifty years old, moderately over-weight and slightly bittersweet woman can.
That means I'm silent. Totally silent.
Younger Brother: Did you know that they found a mermaid for real?
Older Brother: Who did?
Younger Brother: THEY did. I don't know who they is, but we heard about it. A real mermaid.
Older Brother: That's stupid.
Carpool Boy: Cool. I guess a fish mated with a human.
Younger Brother: So, a fish and a human humped?
Older Brother: That's impossible. Gross.
Younger Brother: Nope. It can happen. All you need is a hole.
Here's what I looked like: