I am attending a training for my work. It, sometimes, is waking me up at night. The work is not difficult, it is simply intense. Yet as I turn on the computer, all I want to do is write blogs. So, instead of working on Young Adult’s readers advisory, I am writing a blog about it.
Me: Sahana, I am going to interview you for one of my classes.
Dying pterodactyl groan accompanied with a word I understand: Why???
Me: Because you are a teen and I need to interview a teen who reads and uses the library. You fit the bill.
Sahana: Yes, but I am not your average teen. I will give you deep answers.
Me: How are you not an average teen? What is an average teen anyway?
Sahana: I am just better than your average teen. I have maturity, common sense and lucid moments. Your average teen does not have those.
Me: Do you think you also suffer from the sin of hubris?
Sahana: Nope, I just say it straight. It is what it is. I am not an average teen. I am Teen 2.0. You know? The upgraded version!
My sweet little teen did not realize how very ‘teenagerish’ she sounded in that entire conversation! I was making marinara sauce in the kitchen for dinner. I did not even feel the burn of an errant spot of hot sauce on my hand, I was chuckling so hard. Silently, of course!