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Charlie's Soap


Tuesday, November 25
Mom: Emergency Edition. Now with more embarrassment.

I was driving home from Target a little while ago, and I passed by the neighborhood where Busy Girl is spending the night.

I couldn't help but notice the 3 fire engines and an ambulance with lights on parked in the immediate vicinity of the house where she's staying.

I'm observant like that.

So, I turned into the neighborhood, and because of the layout of the houses, it was still a little unclear what was going on and where until I got closer.

So, I called Busy Girl.

Me: "What's going on?"

Busy Girl: "What?"

Me: "The emergency vehicles surrounding your location."

Busy Girl: "Huh?"

Me: 'Look out the window."

Busy Girl: "Oh. What is it?"

Me: "That would be why I'm calling you."

Busy Girl: "Where are you? Why are you looking?"

Me: "I was coming back from Target and I could help notice the lights and sirens, so I thought I'd see if you were, you know...alive and whatnot."

Busy Girl: "But, where are you?"

Me: "I was driving down your street, but I had to turn into the driveway since there was a car behind me. Is everything OK there?"

Busy Girl: "Wait, you're here?"

Me: "Yes, I'm sitting in the driveway, getting ready to back out."

Busy Girl: "Gawd, can you just go now?"

I possess mad teenager-embarrassing skillz I didn't even know I had.

8:15 PM | Comments (12) |

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You Go, Mom! Don't forget that embarrassing your teenager is one of the most important skillz you possess for the next few years. Perfecting it is worth it. taking notes.

Of course not sure why I need to do that as I fear that I will do this a LOT.

One of the most important mom-tools is the element of surprise. Our teens must believe that we have the ability to show up anywhere they are at any time. It's sweet!!

Posted by: carolyn | November 26, 2008 8:30 AM

ahahaha...You definitely get bonus points for the element of surprise!

Heh, you've-one upped me with this one :)

Next lesson: Singing loudly with the Bee-Gees in the produce aisle.

High Five!

Good job, Busy! Gotta keep them on their toes, you know. My own teenage daughter would have been asking me which car I was in, since she has decided for some odd reason that the little red one is much more embarrassing than the minivan.

Ok, I'm clearly the youngest of the commenters here because I can quite keenly feel Busy Girl's pain.

I'm laughing at the concept of her not knowing there were emergency vehicles around until you called!

This gets earlier and earlier. Tony is only 9. The other day when he was gone all day on a choir event (four concerts in one day, three schools and senior center,) several moms (me included) showed up for the evening concert, with our cameras, of course.

Tony is a CD seller, so when I walked in he was at the table with two of his choirmates. I got his picture, and right away he was saying, "Mo-om! Could you, just, you know, sit down over there (pointing to the back of the room!)

I thought about giving him a hug, but decided that would be a little over the top for him.

Ab.So.Lute.Ly BRILLIANT. Good work, mama, keep it up.

ps I so would have done the same thing.