Remember how I said in my last post that teasing and ridicule are how my family shows affection? Yeah. Here's a conversation I had with Ryan on the way to school this morning...
Ry: Whenever I'm reading in class, I look up to see Kevin staring at me!
Me: Maybe he thinks you're ugly.
Ry: Mama! Why would he stare at me if he thinks I'm ugly?
Me: I stare at people who are scary ugly. Don't you?
Ry: Mama! I'm not ugly.
Me: True. Maybe you had a booger.
Ry: I didn't have a booger!
Me: Well, you do get lots of boogers, you know.
Ry: Only when I have a cold! I don't have a cold now!
Me: True. Did you fart?
Ry: NO! I didn't fart!
Me: Really? Or did you do it, blame it on someone else like you do, and then just think he didn't realize it was you, but he really did, 'cause, you know, most people are smart enough to figure out where a fart came from...
Ry: Mama! Stop! I didn't fart and I didn't have a booger and I'm not ugly!
Me: I got nothin' then.
And yes, in case you were wondering, I am saving up for her therapy.