Tired To The Bone

How familiar are YOU with these fun conversations?
 
Me: I was surprised to hear you went to the store Saturday and bought two swimsuits after we talked about your having two new swimsuits already.
 
Son’s Girlfriend:  It was Friday.
 
Me:  Okay, Friday, you bought two swimsuits after we talked about how you didn’t need new swimsuits.
 
Son’s Girlfriend: I only bought one.
 
Me: Yes, though you tried to get two and didn’t end up with enough money at the checkout, right?  That really isn’t my point though.
 
Son’s Girlfriend:  No eye contact and total silence.
 
When we returned home, I reminded my son to do his chores.
 
Son:  I know.
 
Me: Great, how about now?
 
Son:  I did one.
Me: Great, how about the rest?
Son: What are they?
 
Me: The same ones you have every day.
 
Son: I don’t have the same ones every day.
 
Me: Nearly every day then.
 
Son: No eye contact and total silence.
 
At that point I needed a little time out in my room to regulate.  Two adult RAD kids are enough to make my head spin, Exorcist style, over nearly nothing.  I must get a grip.  Do you know where I can buy one?
 
Love Matters,
Ce Eshelman, LMFT
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