Sarcasm Development

My son, Gabriel, is in eighth grade and on the cusp of turning 14. It’s great watching different aspects of his personality develop. Recently, his smartassery has been undergoing a growth spurt. Here are a couple of examples.

  • He was spending the night with my mom and stepdad, and I went by there to see him after work. My mom asked me, “Can you eat a hot dog?” Gabe replied, “Well he’s capable of it. Whether or not he wants to, though…”
  • I was in the car with Gabe and Kylie, waiting in line at Zaxby’s. Gabe asked me what I would think if he started dating someone famous, and I told him I would be both happy and wary. I then asked him what he would think if I started dating someone famous, and he answered, “Well, I’d be really excited, especially if you got married. Because this very famous person would be my second dad.” Laughter and high fives ensued.

He’s mine, so he comes by it honestly.

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