I had to stifle the laughter after the exchange I had with my son. My baby is growing up and, dare I say it, showing actual signs of maturity.
Mom: "Son, I love you too much to let you go down that path. You're too intelligent to screw up by cutting class".
Son: "I was in the library and didn't hear the bell"
Mom: "Puuuhhhlease, don't insult my intelligence".
Son: (Throwing arms in the air) "I'm not a genius!"
Mom: "What does that have to do with cutting class?"
Son: "Mom, I'm 16. I'm going to screw up every once and a while." (grins)
He didn't complain or argue about his punishment either. He knows what he did was wrong and, he is dealing with the deserved consequences.
Is it possible that the Aliens who kidnapped my baby are losing their hold on him?