The lawyer (9) had temperance on his mind yesterday evening at bedtime.
Lawyer:Mom, I’m never going to smoke. First, it can kill you and second, if you smoke, you can’t play sports for Highland Park. They kick you off the team.
Me: That’s good. You should never smoke. You also shouldn’t drink if you are not an adult.
Lawyer: Oh! I’m NEVER going to drink. Or well, maybe I will sometimes for a little treat.
Me: (dramatic pause with amused smile) You know that I’m putting that on Facebook, right?
Lawyer: Mom!! NO!
Me: OK. I’ll put it on my blog.
Lawyer: Ugh! That’s even worse, but it was a classic, wasn’t it?
Me:I’m taking that as a verbal licensing agreement to use your words.
Lawyer: Stinking lawyers…