Friday, June 6, 2008

Quick Post Friday

Call to House approx time 2:45 pm: Teens have been dropped off at home after driving class. Mom: at work Outside temperature: Nearing 90 and humidity 90% i.e. "oppressive"
After discussion of class and their day....

MOM: Stay home, OK guys? NO pizza parties (like yesterday when I was home to superivse and, oh, buy the pizza that showed up at the door before you arrived from the pool. I guess you called it in from the pool...), no friends over (like the day before that), no "I have to go here's now" (like the day before THAT) I actually have some billable projects I need to finish today, ok?
KIDS: Sure mom, we're not going anywhere. We got you...
ELAPSED TIME 10 SECONDS:
DAUGHTER: OH yeah I'm going to Alyssa's at 6 for her party.....um but I can walk...
MOM: [knowing Alyssa] isn't this her birthday party?
DAUGHTER: OH yeah that I need a present for her...and the gift card drawer seems to be empty...
MOM: Um how long have you known about this party????
DAUGHTER: Oh only like, you know, a week, but, um, I forgot until today
MOM: SIGH....If I can get home by 5:30 I will [note: commute 1 hour], and I'll drive you. I have a conference call now... I'll call you later....but I might not make it home. You know, I have to work today?? {NOTE: 1 year ago, when married, I would not have done this. But feeling compelled to be the "good" mom I feel compelled to get home and support this. I'm sure this is the wrong thing to be doing, but, well, here I am doing it anyway}
DAUGHTER: OK thanks mom, see you later....

Do they hear me? Anything I say???

3 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Only if it's what they want to hear!

If you can't move to San Diego you can always visit. I have a spare room with bathroom and everything. The welcome mat is out. You could be an honorary bitch.

myra said...

this sounds so much harder than managing playdates for 5 year olds. sigh.
myra
wemakethree.com

The Girl Next Door said...

JENN: The crazy thing is I was in San diego in early May, before I found your gang! My friend (also visiting but knew the area) took me on a tour and I fell in love with it!