I had one brief, glorious moment yesterday when I thought my son had sprung from my loins with my mad justification skillZ born into him. Sadly, it appears it is not to be, as by dinner last night, he had embarrassed himself, and sullied the Escoe Code of Rationalization and Excuses, with this lame argument:
Kristie: OK, here’s the deal. I will let you three watch half an hour of television during dinner (extremely casual English muffin pizzas, convenient and quick for the nights we have soccer practice until 7:30) but as soon as the show is over, you must get up, quickly and WITHOUT ARGUMENT, and take your showers before bed. Is that a deal?
Kellen, solemnly: I’m sorry, I cannot agree to that.
Kristie, snorting with laughter at his serious tone: What do you mean, you can’t agree to that?
Kellen: I don’t want to take a shower. I’m allergic to water.
Grandma, trying to be clever: Oh, that’s too bad. When you visit me this summer, I guess you won’t get to swim in my pool.
Kellen: There’s actually a shot I can take for it when the time comes.
I mean, come on. Who’s he kidding? Was that supposed to fool me? I am the master, people, THE MASTER. And that argument was just feeble. Feeble and lame. And, not to go un-noticed, a bold-faced lie.
PS. The robin is still holding in there …. Egg updates to follow.
PSS. I can only assume the legions of Hannah Montana fans are who is pulling Billy Ray through. He should have been the one to go last night. What was with that waltz??? Was he just tired, and letting her do all the work?? He will most definitely be the one to go next, or there is absolutely no justice in this world.
My final prediction:
5th place: Billy Ray
4th place: Ian
3rd place: Layla
2nd place: Apolo
1st place: Joey Fatone
(although for the record, I like Ian better than Layla, but I think the judges think she is a better dancer, so I’m guessing she’ll finish ahead of him -- nothing as scientific as a “hunch”, upon which to base my guesses, right?)