Monday, December 6, 2010

BUSTED (with no reference to female anatomy)

My first child made a mistake when she was in middle school. She admitted that her friends liked me. No, let me correctly quote her: they "LOVED" me. She also admitted her own puzzlement at that oddity. Then my second child entered the teen years and a couple of his buddies sent me Facebook friend requests and they sometimes comment on my status (which really should make me filter my comments, now that I think about it.) So I was comfortable with being cool.

My third child has told me from his first breath that I was not cool, but I'll forgive him for his lack of understanding.

Then my final child wondered into the world and asked how many words I knew how to say while I burped. I thought about it and proudly answered that I could say one word while burping.

"That's it?" he replied. Shoulders slumping, head down in shame, he turned to leave the room and I saw the error of my ways.

"Wait!" I cried. "I'm sure I can learn lots more if I just practice a little."

My coolness confidence was busted, and this child who came into the world without any pain meds for his mother walked out of the room, leaving a broken shell where his mother's coolness used to be.

11 comments:

Lucy and Ethel said...

When I was in grad school, one of my fellow classmates, a grown woman, could burp the entire alphabet.

Don't give up.

Lucy

Checkered.loves.Caution said...

There's always farting.

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

The older I get, the more uncool I become.

Cranberry Morning said...

Just remember, whatever you do now to prove how cool you are will be used against you in years to come. :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh no....so you are really only half cool???
I could have swore you were 100%!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Don't give up-- the burping thing requires a lot of practice!

Laura~peach~ said...

my kids HATE that their friends love me... last night marthas best friend came over... martha was not here. :) it was really sweet to get to see and talk to becca ... who is insanely worried about martha... sigh.

The Incredible Woody said...

Now that you have lost your cool badge, you may as well just go full-fledged uncool. Turn that radio station to easy listening. :)

Mental P Mama said...

LOL at Checkered....get to practicing!

Jeannelle said...
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Jeannelle said...

For fun I ventured to your blog today and was not disappointed. Good stuff, Caution!