By: Revanche

Train talk

February 25, 2009

This morning, a group of parents were sitting behind me, and I could hear every word they said.

Dad 1: Boys are easier. But it’s like they’re brain damaged, the things they expect you to believe. I came home last night and my wife sends me to his room which means he’s in trouble. I walk in there and half his head is shaved. So I asked him, what happened?
Son: I don’t know!
Dad 1: You don’t know? You don’t know what happened to your hair? Son, was your head with you all day???

Mom: We had two girls, and when they were 2 and 4, their dad was working nights. He’d come home, put them down for a nap and then take his nap. One day, he’s asleep, thinking they’re asleep, and is woken up by my mom yelling at him.
MIL: Wake up!! The girls were outside!
Dad: What? What are you talking about? They’re napping!
Mom: It turns out that 4 year old had woken her sister up, taken her little backpack, and took her sister outside in a diaper and were in the front yard. My mom used to come by in the afternoons to help him with the girls, so when she pulled up, there they are, standing in the front yard and she freaks out. When she asked them what they were doing, 4 year old replies “We’re going to take the bus, to the beach!”

Dad 2: And Moms never stop, either. I was going to the mountains with some friends, so I called her up to let her know.
She immediately says: Ok, you’re going to need your jacket, and don’t forget some thermals, and ….
Son: Mom, I’m 33 years old. I got this.
Mom: Well, you’re still going to need your jacket.
I’m 48 now, and she’s never going to stop telling me when I need my jacket.

6 Responses to “Train talk”

  1. oh that is HILARIOUS 🙂

    That story about the 2 little girls going to the beach is super cute.. scary but cute

  2. Sense says:

    Son, was your head with you all day?

    hahaaaaaahaahahaha. that’s awesome.

    i may have kids just for the entertainment factor.

  3. frugalCPA says:

    Locks. Lots of them, and all out of reach of our children.

    Some conversations are just downright interesting to overhear. I’m jealous that you have a train to ride where you are.

  4. Revanche says:

    FB: I know, so cute, you can imagine two little girls, holding hands with a quest in mind. But! Wandering around alone to find a bus stop?? I hope they thought the bus would come to the front of their house!

    Sense: Hahaha, they’re funny, but I worry about permanent damage. Mental, physical, to me, to them… you know.

    frugalCPA: Child safety everything, huh?

    Train conversations are fun, I should record more of them. I’ll definitely miss the social (inadvertent or not) factor. It’s funny, CA is not known for public transportation so I’ve been very lucky these past 4-5 years.

  5. Katie C. says:

    HA! That reminds me of my own family stories. My mom did the same thing once – put us down for a nap and took a nap herself – only to be woken by a phone call. My brother Danny had taken off down the street in his diaper. He walked to houses down to our aunt’s house. He got the switch on the way home though.

    Another time my youngest brother Matthew woke up in the middle of the night, sleep walked to my mom’s car, got in, and buckled himself up. When morning arrived, he woke up, stormed into the house in tears because he was sure Mom had left him in the car when she brought him home the night before.

    • Revanche says:

      HAH!! It’s only funny because he was safe and THEN got switched.

      And amazing how good their motor skills are when sleepwalking. Frighteningly good. I don’t know how we survived childhood, we sleepwalkers.

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