27 September 2007

Changes

Scene: carloading in front of the school

Me to the son: Where's your lunchbox?

The son, barely controlled frustration: I don't have it yet! I. JUST. GOT. BACK. FROM. PE!

Me, reasonably: Then why are you here? Go get your lunchbox.

The son stalks off.

The daughter, aggrieved: He's in such a bad mood. He's so cranky.

Me: He's thirteen. This is what he is now.

The daughter: I wish he'd grow up!

Go listen to some good music: "Changes" from the album Best of Bowie by David Bowie.