February 14, 2005
A Conversation About Homework
Son: "May I have two cans of fruit?"
Dad: "Cans of fruit? Why do you want cans of fruit?"
Son: "It's for my Health homework."
Dad: "Health homework?"
Son: "I'm supposed to compare the nutrition labels on cans of fruit."
Dad (roots in cupboard): "Honey?"
Dad: "Do we have any cans of fruit?"
Spouse: "I don't think so. Do you see any?"
Dad (roots some more): "No."
Spouse: "Remember, we're California yuppies! We don't buy canned fruit!"
Daughter: "I remember how grossed out you were by the canned fruit salad in O'Hare Airport."
Spouse: "We eat our fruit fresh! Home-grown in California! Or imported from Mexico! Or in exceptional circumstances from Chile!"
Dad: "You're going to have to tell your Health teacher that your parents are California yuppies. And that you couldn't do your homework."
Son: "Couldn't do my homework?"
Dad: "No. You see, California yuppies don't buy canned fruit. He'll understand."
Spouse: "There might be a can of pineapple rings in the way back of the center cupboard."
Posted by DeLong at February 14, 2005 05:15 PM