Friday, April 13, 2007

Green with Pride

A Conversation with my Teenager

Her (coming in from her second-ever track meet):
Hey Mom, how fast can you run a mile?

Me:
Oh... depends. The fastest I've run one is probably around 8:30. Why?

Her:
I ran the one-mile race in 7:40 tonight. And the half-mile in 3:23.

Me:
That's great! I'm proud of you!!

Me again, under my breath:

You so suck.



7 comments:

Ovens2Betsy said...

I think you need to drag Ms. Full-of-Herself to Salt Lake with you and THEN see how much she boasts :)

Kids these days, huh?!!

Charlie said...

Hi Ms Angie,

They are a bit younger. There was 12 and 13 year olds in our half marathon today that beat a whole lot of adults.

Charlie

Chad said...

It's so hard to be happy and mad all at the same time - until your a parent!

robison52 said...

You're progressing so fast I can see you having a 7:40 mile soon!!! She's no where close to your endurance, just have her try a half-marathon ONCE!

I'm getting so excited about our upcoming race...now if I can just control my appetite!

Allen said...

Now, now, now, don't compete with your daughter :) Be happy for her and teach her to be happy for you...

Joe said...

Is this the same daughter who was complaining about having to run 2 non-stop laps just a few weeks ago?

Angie said...

One and the same, Joe. Oh, to be a kid again, huh?