It’s been a rush of holiday prep around here lately, punctuated by feeding my seasonal addiction to Starbucks’ gingerbread lattes (light whip, no nutmeg – yes, I am that person in line in front of you with a lot written on her red cup, thank you very much, it’s only this time of the year, so back on up off-a me, ah-right?)

Today I dashed off to collect my liquid fix while R. got A. and her stroller into the car to go home.

Me: I got lucky! No wait. This whole herd of teenagers came in just after me.
R: Is that the right word? Herd?
Me: Like a gaggle? “An annoy of teenagers?”
R: Like “a murder of crows.”
Me: Yeah.
R: “A punishment of teenagers.”
Me: Yeah, that’s it.


Categories: Made Me Laugh, Man


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5 Comments on “Genus/Species”

  1. Em
    December 5, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    Don’t hate on teens, you’re going to have one sooner than you might think. And she’ll be a girl to boot.

    • December 5, 2011 at 9:23 am #

      Don’t I know it!! I’m hoping that I remember my teen years well enough to have patience with hers:) Or maybe she’ll be the well-tempered exception… Hahahahaha!!!

  2. Em
    December 5, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    My second daughter entered teendom last month and I must say, I’ve thus far had a bit of luck having teen girls (simultaneously knocking on wood and typing). Now my 11 yo son…totally unprepared for having a boy. Did you ever happen upon Calvin and Hobbes – the comic strip? I read them devoutly as a teen and always hoped I’d have a boy like Calvin. I suppose I have only two wishes left.

    • December 6, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

      I LOVED Calvin and Hobbes:) I’d be of two minds about having Calvin as my own though: on the one hand, super entertaining and would be an awesome adult. On the other hand, constant source of anxiety!

  3. January 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    an annoyance of teenagers.

    that gets my vote.

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