12:15 pm Wednesday
"I am starving," he announced as he washed his hands in the kitchen sink.
"You should have eaten breakfast this morning. It's never a good idea to skip breakfast and go some 16 hours without food. It's not good for your metabolism -- or anything else."
He dried his hands and tossed the dish towel onto the counter, put his hands on his hips, looked me in the eye and shouted, "Well, I am SORRY! But I had to go to work to keep this household running. I have to put food on the table, you know!"
--conversation between me and my 13-year-old, who volunteers three mornings each week at an animal clinic and, apparently, watches too much TV and, as a result, has become delusional