Time Out for Smart Alecks

imageMy dad was more creative than factual when making a point.  When there was no dessert, he pointed out.  “My mother or sisters made a cake every day.”

Other times, when we were ungrateful for how great we had it, he’d tell us his family sometimes went three days with nothing to eat but peas.

i piped up.  “Why didn’t y’all eat one of those cakes your mama or sisters made every day?”

He took time out his busy day to teach me the difference in smart and smart aleck.

38 thoughts on “Time Out for Smart Alecks

  1. What a great argument, Linda!!! I was about 5 or 6. My father always wanted me to go hiking with him. I hated it!!! He said: “I would have been so grateful if my father would have went hiking with me, but he didn’t.” My answer: “How lucky you were!”

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