July 1, 2013
Stupid Old Bum Head
It was early evening. Everyone was done at the pool and had taken their showers. Beth and I were cooking dinner while Owen and Mia were upstairs our our bed each with an iPad. An argument broke out. I don't know what it was about, which Angry Birds is better - Space, Rio, Star Wars or the old-school original - or how easy a particular level of Candy Crush was - but Mia ended up hitting Owen in the face and, in response, he shoved her off the bed. A great deal of whining and accusation fell over the land. After each were checked for bruises and bleeding and everyone's limbs were counted, I sent them both to their rooms. At which point, Owen called me a stupid old bum head. And I laughed directly in his face. Not out of retaliatory insubordination but because it was funny. Offensive, yes, but also hilarious and vaguely British.
Owen's in that maddening place in which he's pushing every button and testing every boundary. It's annoying as hell but, occasionally, very funny.Posted by Chris at July 1, 2013 7:45 AM