Monday, October 10, 2011

Teenagers are Mean

When my kids were little everyone told me how sweet they were, and then they'd add "just wait until they are teenagers! Whew!"  Yeah right, my sweet little boy who was my very best friend was never going to turn on me. Get real!  

Well, he did.  He finally turned on me and broke my heart.  I know it's probably a normal teenager's reduced brain function, or hormones or something, but hey!  It still stings!  

There is a semi-formal dance at his school on Friday.  I asked him if he was planning to go to it and he looked at me like I was crazy.  No way was he going to a dance.  I thought it was only because he was too shy to ask someone to go along with him and threw out a few suggestions from the nice girls I know in his class.  He said no to all of them.  I suggested he go with his best friend.  He still said no.  What could be holding him back?  I know he wants to go.  Who wouldn't?  So I did the only thing a good mother could do.  I offered to go as his date. I offered myself up but it's not a truly altruistic gesture.  I really want to go to the dance.  I LOVED high school dances when I was in high school! 

He said, "NOOOOOOOO WAY!!!!" He acted like I suggested he run naked through the homecoming game.  What's wrong with me?  I've held up!  I'd pay for everything!  I'd even buy my own wrist corsage!  I told him all the advantages of going with his mom and he was not fazed at all!  Can you believe it!  I even suggested a double date with his friend Andy and Andy's mom. Still, he wouldn't think about it for even one second.  He didn't even try to let me down easy!  What a monster!  It's like I'm in high school all over again. 

But I'll show him.  I am going to find another date to this dance and just show up!  Then he'll be jealous!

Here comes Mommy!  Yay!


  1. Maybe it's your dance steps that give him pause. Are you up on the latest??

  2. Offering to go as his date? Even I said No Way.

  3. FYI - I loved (and secretly still love) that dress. It's almost as if you know that and keep posting it just to taunt me...


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