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Kickin’ It Old School

This morning I got dressed and headed down to the kitchen where I found J making his lunch for school.

He looked at me and said, “Um, I have a minor problem. You know how I have finals next week? Well, I can get out early on Wednesday because my second final is my lunch period. The only thing is, I need a permission note from you, it’s due today, and Julesie is still sleeping downstairs.”

“So?” I said.

“Well, she’s still sleeping, and so you can’t go down to the computer to type out a note and print it out for me.”

This time, I was the one who got to go *blink blink*.

I said, “Uh, I can WRITE you a note, can’t I?”

He looked at me as if I were speaking another language.

I said, “You know…with a pen? On a piece of paper?”

“Oh,” he replied. “Can you? Will they accept a handwritten note?”

*blink blink*

OF COURSE THEY WILL. That’s how we had to do it in the olden days, you know.”

I wrote the note, and off he went.

(They DO still accept hand-written notes, don’t they??)

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  • Mom24@4evermom December 15, 2011, 9:15 am

    Oh my gosh, thank you, I really needed this morning chuckle! I think our kids really are losing their resourcefulness and common sense! Technology makes everything so much easier, yet technology makes everything so much easier, it’s a ying/yang thing.

    • Melisa December 16, 2011, 7:05 am

      You’re welcome! I wish you could have seen the look on his face. So weird that handwriting wasn’t even an option in his mind.

  • Ally Bean December 15, 2011, 9:53 am

    Very funny. I wonder if he told his friends about what a weird thing you did this morning?!

    • Melisa December 16, 2011, 7:06 am

      haha, can you imagine? THAT would have been hilarious.

  • megryansmom December 15, 2011, 1:18 pm

    Did you sign it Epstein’s Mother’s Doctor?

    • Melisa December 16, 2011, 7:06 am

      No, but thanks for the laugh. I wonder how “Welcome Back, Kotter” would be, to watch nowadays.

  • Tara R. December 15, 2011, 2:44 pm

    This made my day! Priceless.

    • Melisa December 16, 2011, 7:06 am

      Then my work is done. 🙂

  • Michelle December 15, 2011, 8:32 pm

    Oh my *snort* that’s hilarious! I LOVE it. Have you explained to him about record players yet?

    • Melisa December 16, 2011, 7:07 am

      YES. He actually has started to collect vinyl. 🙂

  • Liz December 16, 2011, 1:48 pm

    So did they accept it?

  • Patty @ A Day in My NYC December 17, 2011, 8:14 pm

    LMAO!!! I think a typed school note is weird! 🙂

  • Mrs4444 December 26, 2011, 11:09 am

    That’s really funny! Kids these days…