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This article first appeared in issue 13, and was written by Marilyn Loy Turner.

The kids are speaking a different language

Help! My daughter, Elizabeth, and niece, Ashley, are speaking a different language. They tell me it's from the television show, "Clueless." I'm clueless, alright. I can't understand what they are saying.

Elizabeth's answer to "Clean your room," is, "As if"!

The last time I helped Elizabeth with her homework she said, "Mom, that was so Mother Teresa of you," and Ashley said, "Yes, that was way special." I take it that they like that.

I notice their clothes are changing, too. Their skirts are getting shorter as their legs are growing longer. They design outfits on paper and then beg to go shopping. I hope this is just another phase they are going through.

Once when Cher on "Clueless" took up baby-sitting, every small child in the neighborhood showed up at our hours.

When Cher got interested in the enrironment, Elizabeth and Ashley started recycling. I had to draw the line when they watched an episode where Cher learned to drive. I hid my car keys for a week. When Elizabeth got behind the wheel I was quick to say, "I don't think so"!

I suppose this new language is just part of their growing up but it's not one of my favorite parts.



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