Friday, May 21, 2010

FF: Things I've Learned to Accept

~That when a 17 year old boy tells our daughter that Checkered and I are "effin' cool" I should regard it as a compliment.

~That I should have bought an oil company twenty years ago.

~That some moms can put on a garbage bag, hiking boots, and a trench coat and look sexy.

~That I can't.

~That I could  happily outfit myself from the Tractor Supply store.

~Do you see now how big the un-sexiness problem really is???

~That my kids prefer restaurant chili to mine.

~That my kids prefer ANY restaurant food to mine.

~That my children will always shock me with their comments.  My youngest son recently came to me with a tampon and said he couldn't decide if it was a pen or part of a Lego-type-thingie.  Then, the next day, my middle son said, "I pray you never have to see Daddy naked."

What else have I learned to accept?

~That my dog will always prefer eating a piece of coal to dog food.

~That I am an expert at interpreting teen girl speak.

The daughter speaks:
  "I want you to come with me to the choir banquet, Mom.  You can sit with Jen's mom.  The dancing begins at 8."

The interpretation:
"Other parents are going to be there and I don't want to be the only one without a parent in case I need money for something.  Jen and I have thoughtfully found seats for you and her mom so that Jen and I don't have to interact too much with you all.  Please go home at 7:55 before the dancing begins.  You are free to pick me up at 10 when the fun is over."

Now go visit Mrs. 4444:
Mommy's Idea

and the girl:

The Girl Creative


Matty said...

Like most wise parents, you have developed your interpreting skills quite well.

Yes, despite the effin.......if a kid says you're cool. It's a compliment. At my age, I know.

Shhhh.....I like the tractor store too.

Decadent Housewife said...

Quit feeding Pepper your cooking and bring him along with the rest of the family to the restaurant.

Have a nice weekend. :)

Cat said...

Definitely a compliment.

I love your son's comment about hoping you never have to see dad naked.

I have an unsexy problem too. In my mind, sweats and t-shirts are my friends. In the real world... not so much.

Julie said...

I don't have the daughter to try and understand but a son, their words are might weird but he makes me understand.
I too am very happy with tractor store clothes, much more comfy and affordable.
I love all your comments, so cool to read them this morning.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day today.
God Bless!!

Mental P Mama said...

Acceptance is a wonderful thing;) You are effin' cool! And that baby girl is bee-u-ti-ful!!!!

clew said...

A great deal of sexiness is directly exuded from your mind. If you feel sexy, you will be.

At least that's what I keep telling myself.

Aging Mommy said...

Oh your round-ups of the week are always your best posts and this one is a corker. My daughter prefers any food to my cooking, even when I make Kraft M&C at home she is less enthusiastic about it than the exact same thing served up to her in a restaurant.....

I think your interpretation of your daughter's invitation is spot on, but she does look really lovely so how can you resist even so?!?

Checkered.loves.Caution said...

What do I have to do to get you into the garbage bag, trench coat and hiking boots outfit? It makes me tinglely just thinking about it.

Betty said...

Funny! You have a head start to understanding teenagers. I had two girls and your doing really good! :)

Nancy C said...

Yeah, I still speak a bit of teenager, so that sounds right...ha!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You and your family make me laugh so hard. I pray that you don't have to see " Daddy" naked too.

Get over the sexy have been pregnant FOUR times. Enough said.

Your daughter is so a real woman, she is thinking these things out ahead of time. So you don't have to. :)
have a great weekend!

Mads and Kelli said...

I think you've got this mom thing all figured out! :o)

GREAT pic!

Coby said...

Your middle son's comment about your husband is hilarious! I can't stop laughing!

Alas, I too, am not one of those moms who looks sexy in a garbage bag, hiking boots, and trench coat. Maybe I should use a Hefty garbage bag instead of generic. Maybe that's my problem.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Matty - you have mad interpretation skills! LOL. Happy Aloha Friday!

Jientje said...

I love your interpretation of the teen girl talk, and I think you're right!

Grandma J said...

Your daughter is!
She must have great genes, and hopefully she has her mom's wisdom and tolerance!!!

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

"I pray you never have to see Daddy naked." -- now that is hysterical!

Tina said...

I am still laughing at your middle sons comment. That is SO funny.

imbeingheldhostage said...

That's really what it translates to huh? I would've blown it. I would have read it as, "Mom, I reeeeally want you to be there and I want you right by my side through every moment".

So have you? Seen his daddy nekked? ;-) hysterical!

Mrs4444 said...

This is cute :) Your daughter is beautiful. Glad I finally read this :)