After yesterday, it became very clear to me the benefit of my kids not taking the bus.
I picked up K, B and cousin J from school and because it was the last official day of summer, I took them to Dairy Queen. It takes a good 10-15 minutes to get to DQ which gave us plenty of time to chat and for me to listen. Here is just some of the conversation that I could jot down while driving (I mean, safely pulled over on the side of the road, Mom).
J "What did you do at swimming last night?"
B "I swam."
J "Where's your phone? Mine is plugged in all nice in my bedroom."
B "It's under my leg where it is nice and warm."
J "My phone is better than your phone."
B "Is not. Mine is very cool, but needs to be upgraded."
J "Touch screen phones are the only cool ones."
Me "Um, J, I don't have a touch screen, but I do have a crackberry."
J "Iphones are cool. We have 3, but it costs too much to change our plan over to use them."
K "Well sell them then."
J "No, we just keep them in a drawer."
J "My dad picked up a hitchhiker in North Conway once."
B "I had a grapefruit tic tac today for breast cancer."
B "It was pink. The teachers were passing them out."
J "I don't like girls touching me."
Me "Wait a few years."
B "I need to shave my legs."
J or B "Remember when DQ burned down because it got hit by a car?"
"It didn't get hit by a car, it just burned."
"They don't serve hot food there so it won't burn again."
Next time I should record or video this because it is really funny how they switch from one topic to another. Crazy kids. At least I evened off the calories from my Blizzard with the exercise I got from laughing.