My son has not always had impressive academic success. He has been known to distract his friends from their studies and scam out of completing homework.
Recently, he and a buddy were trying to solidify weekend plans.
“You’ll have to ask your dad, right?” Cole said.
“Yeah, probably,” his friend replied.
“And since your dad doesn’t like me, it may not work out.”
Cole’s buddy said, “My dad likes you OK; he just thinks you are a bad influence on me.”
At this point, I chimed in. “Your dad thinks Cole is a bad influence on you? What does he object to, the drugs or the porn?”
Cole shook his head slowly from side to side. “Mom,” he said, “When you say stuff like that my friends think you’re crazy.”