We were driving home from school today when Jorge mentioned that he hadn't learned cursive yet*.
Katie interrupts: "What!? Are you serious? You don't know cursive yet? Cursive is so easy. I--"
Mom interrupts: "Katie! Knock it off. I don't know where you got this habit of interrupting other people just to repeat everything they say, and be all 'what? you don't know that? But it's so easy' but you need to stop. It makes people feel stupid and it's great that you are so smart but Jorge is just as smart he's just two years younger in school and he will learn it this year and so Back. Off."
And then mom heard herself. And resisted slamming her head against the steering wheel until safely parked.
Y'know, for all the jokes about the "horrors" of turning into your own mother, where's the warning about the horrors of seeing your kids turning into yourself?
*They learn it during Kindergarten, but he's been in K for all of 2 weeks.