robert_huff (robert_huff) wrote in little_details,
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out of the mouth of babes

When: current day (any time on the last 20 years)

Where: U.S./Canada (could be U.K. or Australia, but let's keep things simple

Terms searched: none (no idea what to look for, and it's
                      personal experience/opinion anyway

Scenario:


     Single mother Ann, 35, has just been invited out for a
casual dinner - the closest she's had to a date in at least
two years.

     Also invited is daughter Bonnie.  Bonnie is scary
precocious in a good way: chronologically ten, she's
intellectually and (in many ways) socially fifteen.  She's
not a wise-ass, a show-off, or cruel, but is quite capable
of making incisive comments, including on subjects that
would make people squirm if it came from a real fifteen-
year-old. (It's something her mother doesn't encourage,
but prefers to moderate rather than try and ban.)

     What I'm looking for is ideas for things she might say -
and not just the squirmy kind - or do that would cause a
reasonable adult to have to rapidly recalibrate how they're
going to deal with her.
Tags: ~childrearing
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