Friday, April 27, 2012

The artful dodge

The Girl got home from school today and told me about a Brain Pop video she watched about drugs. 

Her: I learned that if you use illegal drugs you can sometimes see things that aren't there, things that are there like only in your imagination but you think they're real and you get all freaked out. 

Me: I think the word you're looking for is hallucination.  

Her: Yeah, that.  Hallucination.  Has that ever happened to you?  

Ummm... Only if you count that one time in college when I may or may not have smoked something questionable and didn't realize it until the walls started bubbling and peeling.  Does that count? 

Wait, I'm not sure that's an age appropriate answer.  I also can't lie.  It's a rule.  Ummm... 

Me: Me? Has that ever happened to me? So, you're saying you think I use illegal drugs? 

Her: Or anyone you know? 

Me: So now my friends do drugs? 

Her: Well, just anyone...have you seen that happen?  

Me:  No, can't say that I've seen it happen. 

Her.  Oh.  It sounds weird.  

Me: Yeah.  Totally.  Don't do drugs.  

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