Monday, March 15, 2010

My Very Own American Teen-Ager

My daughter participated in a drama competition last week-end. She and her drama partner did well. In fact, they received a perfect score. Excited for her, I began to talk about the next step of the competition which will take place in Chicago. How exciting to be on the cusp of 15, to be able to do something she enjoys, and to get to do it in Chicago with her best friend!

"Are you kidding?" she asked. "I was bored out of my mind at the first competition."


I was dumbfounded. "But there were hundreds of other high school students there! Your BFF was there! You got to be on a college campus and now you get to go to Chicago!"


"No way am I going, " she countered. "I got almost no phone reception all day and then my phone died so I couldn't even surf the Internet or talk to my friends at home."
*****
You can be certain that when I think of a good response, I'm going to text it to her.

19 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

She is a hoot. Please, whatever you do, don't bore her to death. Ok? that would be tragic.

The Cotton Wife said...

Ha! In related news, I just stepped into the 2000's and bought a Blackberry.

We'll see how it goes. I may never be bored again.

Checkered.loves.Caution said...

I love that commercial where the kid texted someone at the dinner table to pass him the ketchup.

Blackberrys....I hate mine by day (work) and love mine by night (play).

The Incredible Woody said...

Death by boredom would have to be a terrible way to go;)

Decadent Housewife said...

I text Buff all the time.
Get up
Ur late
Ur going 2 miss the bus.

Grandma J said...

We all text each other, sometimes we are in the same room.
At track meets I text my granddaughter down on the infield to wish her good luck.

Betty said...

I love the new look on your blog!! So bright and fun.

Your daughter sounds so typical teenager. Ah, the memories... :)

Big Hair Envy said...

My daughter's cell phone went on the fritz about a week ago. You would have thought the world was coming to an end. She immediately hijacked MY phone to let all of her friends know, and proceeded to use my phone for the next three days!!! No. She's definitely not addicted...:/

Jientje said...

Teenagers and cell phones. They must be made for each other?

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I think I was like that when the phone was invented!
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Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I am so not looking forward to this...

Kita said...

This is a side note - but I just read your comment on the sits site. I agree with you 100%. The title of the article could have been better - but I don't think it was a negative article.

Double Wide Mom said...

PRICELESS! So perfectly priceless. And brought back great memories of taking my daughter to drama competitions as well. Just knew she was going to major in theatre. She said "no way. I'm so over drama!" Really?

Lora said...

LOL. That's classic.

I'm visiting you because you were with me in the minority over at SITS today...glad to know I wasn't the only one who couldn't tell what the big deal was!

Matty said...

Just like a kid. Sounds normal to me.

Fortunately my two oldest children came up before the advent of text-nology. But unfortunately, my youngest did and she would need major surgery to have her cell phone separated from her hands. They live and breathe with their cell phones. Gotta love their priorities.

Prairiemaid said...

Teenagers! Gotta love 'em....cell phone and all.

Have a great week!

~Cheryl

My Mercurial Nature said...

I'm so glad we're not to this stage yet...I'm relishing every day until we get there!

Mrs4444 said...

Oh, that's funny. I can relate, haha. (to her) A girl has to have her priorities straight...haha.

CONGRATULATIONS, Kid!

Sue said...

My phone didn't work.

That is just classic.