family life

The Ferris of them all

“Bueller. Bueller. Bueller…” from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the movie

An odd reflection of our harried times and the generation gap, here is a slightly fictionalized snippet of conversation from our dinner table the other night.

Me to heavily-scheduled teen daughter: “You seem really worn out. Why don’tproxy.duckduckgo.jpg you just take a day off school? You know, a flop day?”

Teen daughter chorus: “Mommmm!”

Me, rolling eyes:Β “I guess I’m the Ferris Bueller of this family.”

Husband: “Well, now, I’m not sure about that.”

Teen daughters swivel heads his direction in shock.

Husband, quoting the main point of the movie, which is wise in spite of some crass moments: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Me: “Seriously? Are we going to argue about who is Ferris of them all?”

Youngest daughter: “Why can’t you be normal parents?”

7 thoughts on “The Ferris of them all”

      1. There you go again! Darrel was a punny guy and corny as well! As a result my children have the tendency although they used to roll their eyes with their dad’s humor. Now it is a comfort to hear them carrying on!😌

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