Bird, Augie and I got to spend some quality time together yesterday in a doctor's office where we gathered for a checkup. What follows are snippets of what I heard them discussing. The players: Bird and Augie (my 16 y-o twins); Goose - yours truly; Faj - what Augie calls his father.
Augie: Goose, goose?!
Mental Mama: (eyebrows raised)?
Augie: Faj and Bird were talking about college and what she wants to do when she gets out. When she told him about maybe working in Washington, he told her to make sure she stays conservative! (Puffed up imitation voice): "Just don't stray to the left, now."
Bird (snickering): I just think it's easier to play along rather than hurt his feelings.
Augie (with conviction): You know, you should just come out to him. Tell him you're a Democrat.
Mental Mama: (giggles aplenty)
Birdy: (shrugs and smiles)
--Fast forward a few minutes
Augie (thumbing through a 5 month old People magazine): Goose, what is the doctor going to talk to us about?
Mental Mama: I don't know, why don't we wait and see.
Augie (putting magazine down): If he says the word "genitals" I'm gonna have to put my head down. When they used to say it in Health Class, it made me dizzy.
Mental Mama: ~~~
1 hour ago