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'Well, the magic of Christmas is officially over, unless it includes waking up to a septic tank backup.'
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'Thanks, but my homework is a little beyond your skill set, Mom.'
'Who will you be celebrating Black Friday with this year?'
'You know what they say. . . 'If your dog is fat - you aren't getting enough exercise.''
'Dad, can you just drop me off here?'
"If your mother asks, we crossed at the corner."
"If you can get his parents to go ballistic, he can't hit a thing."
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You Must Be This Tall - To Have An Opinion
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"Just remember, son, it doesn't matter whether you win or lose - unless you want Daddy's love."
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"Go ask your mother."
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"I feel like I need you less and less, Mom, now that I can make myself feel guilty all on my own."
"I need more time to study your decision."
'Um...Excuuuse me?! Apparently you've forgotten the household peacekeeping policy.'
"I know you adopted me, but who were my biological parents?"
'It's my car now, but as soon as it's fixed, it'll be my daughter's again.'
'...The world does revolve around our child!'
'When I was your age the whole family had to gather around just one screen.'
"Well, the children are grown up, married, divorced, and remarried. I guess our job is done."
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"Sure, it's all inherited wealth, but if you knew my parents, you'd say I earned every penny."
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When I try doing stuff I like doing. . . When I stop trying.
'Nothing, honey, except flare up unexpectedly and cause a lot of trouble. Sort of like your uncle.'
'I have reason to believe that my sister is getting a bigger allowance than me. I think you and mom should be more forthcoming and transparent.'
'Mum, when you've finished your full-time job, cleaned the house, sorted the laundry, made the meals and walked the dog could you sort out these bills for me?'