This Sunday’s for Nathan #7

While this space is usually used to recount the utterances of our younger son, Sebastian, today the quip is from our older boy. Nathan now 17, is 6’4″, a senior in high school and finds his parents to be extremely un-cool.

Nathan: “Could you change the lightbulb in my bathroom?”

Me: “Why can’t you, exactly?”

Nathan: “I don’t know how.”

Me: “You’re joking. Please say you’re joking.”

Nathan: “Nope.”

Me: “I am too depressed to move, you are going to need to figure it out.”

He’s 17 and plans to go to college next year, clearly, we have failed as parents.

Moments later, he comes back.

Nathan: “I can’t reach it, what do I do?”

Me: “You can’t be serious.”

He just stood there, not responding.

Me (exasperated): “How about standing on a chair? Get the ladder? Grow taller?”

Moments later…

Nathan: “Wow! It’s pretty easy, you just turn it to the left!”



About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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4 Responses to This Sunday’s for Nathan #7

  1. janpeppler says:

    I especially like your response “I’m too depressed to move.” 😆 Yup. I get it!

    Liked by 1 person

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