Secrets of the STANDER

Conversation of the Day:

“Mom…”

     “Yes, Honey?”

“What hurts worse? Having a truck run over your ankle or giving birth?”

     “Giving birth.”

“Yeah. That’s what I figured. Know what?”

     “What’s that?”

“I think girls can stand more pain than boys can.”

     “Really? That’s not what you usually say.”

“Well, you know that I’m a ‘stander,’ right?”

     “Son, NO ONE says ‘stander.’ Everyone else on the planet just says ‘I have a high threshold of pain.”

“Whatever. Yesterday, Samiya took the lid off of the teapot with her bare fingers and set it on the counter so that she could pour her tea and she forgot to put the lid back on the pot. So I picked it up to put it back on and it was so hot it burned my fingers and I threw it across the kitchen. Samiya is a better ‘stander’ than I am.”

     “Again. NO ONE says ‘stander.’ In fact, I don’t even think that’s a real word.”

“Mom?”

     “Yes?”

“Don’t tell Samiya that I said that.”

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