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Monday, April 21, 2008

Gender roles

Adam: I think I'm going to really disappoint Dad.
Me: Why?
Adam: Well, you know how he feels about cars? I really don't care about them.
Me: I don't think that's going to make him disappointed in you.
Adam: Well, when we're driving down the road and he yells, "Wow! That's a 19-whatever Chevy Cutlass!" and we almost wreck because he stops watching the road--I just don't get it.
Me: It makes me a little nervous, too.
Adam (ignoring me): Do you get it, DJ? Do you love cars?
DJ: Nope. I just want one that will take me where I need to go. Sometimes I like to know what to do if it needs to be fixed--little stuff--but I don't really care what it looks like.
Adam: Yeah. We're both going to disappoint him.
Tabitha: I get it.
Adam: You do?
Tabitha: Yeah. I like working on cars with Dad. I like it when he tells me about them.
DJ: You don't either get it.
Tabitha: Yes, I do.
Adam: You're just saying that.
Tabitha: I'm not either, and for your information, it's a 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass, not a Chevy.

DJ and Adam stare at each other for a moment.

Adam: She gets it.
DJ: Yeah. We're pretty much screwed.


  1. That's awesome. I love non-traditional gender roles so much.

  2. I sure wish I could get as amazing writers for my life as you've got for yours, Samantha. That's awesome.

  3. I love your transcribed conversations. This one totally made me laugh.

  4. ROFLOL. But they're not screwed. If Darrin has Tabitha to talk cars with then he doesn't need to talk about them with DJ and Adam, right? So really, they're lucky because now the pressure's off!