Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts

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I must be doing something right in the parenting department if my teenager says to me, “You’re looking particularly nerdy this morning.” My transgression? Wearing socks that cover my ankles. I’ve warned my daughter that someday she, too, will be Completely Uncool to her children. She doesn’t believe me. But then again, when I was 16, I vowed that my kids would never think I was out of style or old. Ha! Her turn is coming…

Middle School is hell on earth.

The older I’ve gotten, the more life has taught me. I think that’s called “wisdom”. Now I just need to put more of that hard-earned experience into action on a daily basis.

I wish I had some pics of some of the girls in my high school who had these most amazing bangs... they stood straight up from their foreheads. We used to call them "surf's up!" bangs. And it was just the bangs-- the rest of the top of the hair was flat. I thought it was weird even in the era of big hair.

When Ron and I announced to the kids that we had eloped, Violet (then 8) said, “But… you’re a beautiful swan! And he’s a hairy moose. Swans and moose don’t breed!”

48 comments:

Givinya De Elba said...

Hey! Off-topic, but it IS Tuesday, and this IS pretty Random ...

I was just reading back over your comment on one of my older posts - did you seriously laugh during the serious and solemn prayer at your mother-in-law's funeral? That is possibly the funniest thing I've heard all day. For real? Did you get the giggles and just couldn't stop? Or did they inadvertantly say something funny, or Freudian? Or did you just enjoy your MIL's funeral? I'm killing myself over here to know more, it was such a funny concept!

GreenJello said...

It really did happen. I should write a post about the whole thing sometime. It was SO funny!!!

Ginny Marie said...

Okay, the previous comments distracted me from writing what I was really going to write. Now you'll have to write a post about your MIL's funeral!

I remember those bangs...freaky! I think I have cool socks, though, and that's what's important!

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

I remember those bangs on my daughter!!!!!!

kyooty said...

I see now reason why you have to Bag on my Bangs. :P Actually mine may have been tame compared do other picks I've seen since.

Cindi ~ Moomettesgram said...

My mom always cut my bangs on a full moon so my hair would grow in thicker ~ doesn't work.

Happy RTT & mine's posted too!

RTT at Mama Mentor

I am Harriet said...

Middle school was okay for me. It was high school that could have been better.

Joy said...

I thought you were going to say socks that came up to your knees. The ankle is normal:)

Cara said...

Middle school is cruel. I'm with the other commenters...very curious to hear the story about your MIL.

Swoozie said...

"You're looking particularly nerdy this morning" comment! LMAO!

~~~~I know my time will come.......

Great RTT!

Kat said...

I think I burned all my 8th grade pictures where Mall Bangs went bad. I had done them perfectly that morning and then pictures were taken at the end of the day. They were all kinds of bad, even for mall bangs.

Lisa said...

We called them Wave Bangs and I became an expert at teasing the front of my hair.

Junior High IS hell on earth.

It is a bittersweet experience to realize that all the photos from my childhood-high school are gone. Sometimes I'd like to see 'em and sometimes I'm glad I don't have proof that I did all the bad fashion things.

Amy said...

Hello, I am not playing along this week. But I wanted to come by and say Hi. I like what you teen said. I think at times my parents were a bit crazy with what they wore. I love the last statement you little one said. Have a great day.

Bex said...

oh violet, you slay me!

bassackwards mom said...

ugh - middle school... it's on the agenda for us next year.... and honestly - I've really considered joining a homeschool co-op for a 'private school' feel..... the social aspect of school is sooooo over rated.

Kristina P. said...

Aren't moms supposed to be nerdy, in order to embarrass their children?

Mrsbear said...

Middle school was hell on Earth to live through, reliving it through my teen is nausea inducing as well. "Swans and moose don't breed" from an 8 year old. I love her!

Small Town Mommy said...

My kids don't think I am uncool yet, but I recognize that it is a function of their age rather than my level of coolness. I really wish I hadn't read that middle school is hell on earth. My daughter starts there in September.

thedailysnark said...

At least you don't wear socks pulled up to your knees. Don't they realize how much worse that would be?

Heather said...

I swear that at only 15 months my daughter gives me this look that says "your so un-cool mom", a look of complete disdain before she carries on with whatever she was doing before I interrupted her...I fear, dread and cringe when I think about the teenage years...because I remember what I was like back then!

Jenni said...

Haha! Violet is priceless!

Ms. Salti said...

I so hope I'm never the uncool parent... but seeing how I'm becoming more and more like my mother every day, I probably can't keep it from happening!

Mom in High Heels said...

Wis-dom. I've heard of this word. :)

little miss spy said...

I REALLY want to tell somebody that they're a beautiful swan! LOL

Captain Dumbass said...

Swans and moose don't breed. How do I fit that into a conversation?

Keely said...

Swans and moose! Bwahhahhahah!

Yes, I vaguely remember swearing I would never be un-cool. Jokes on me - I was never , EVER cool in the first place. I just embrace it now ;)

Shawna said...

I have one kiddo out of middle school for two years, and one going in two years. I'm considering this the calm between the storms! Happy RTT and thanks for commenting on my lackluster effort this week!

otin said...

Fid come up with some of the funniest things to say! Lol at Hairy Moose!

Casey said...

Hahhahaha, swans and moose don't breed, clever. Apparently they do though.

ArtSnark said...

But Uncool IS cool....isn't it?

Jaime said...

OH NO! socks that cover your ankles! what a horrible fashion transgression!

shopannies said...

I know what you mean about the middle school years these were the hardest for us as well.

DC Urban Dad said...

Oh I can't wait for the teenage years.

Sticky (just a little) said...

I love the moose and swan comment! what a kid!
I haven't hit uncool yet...could be any day tho....

Frogs in my formula said...

LOL middle school IS hell on earth!

Jenn said...

OMG Swan and the moose!! I LOVE IT! I can only hope my kids see it that way someday!! LOL

I DREAD my kids getting into middle school...or high school....ack! It WAS Hell on Earth.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Swans and Moose don't breed!

Put that on the 50th anniversary cake! lol!

Thanks for your help with the picture dpi stuff :)

Design it Chic said...

the swan and moose remark cracks me up!!!

Love your randomness!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

Michele said...

I'm not sure I followed your daughter's logic but then I'm not 8. It was cute anyway.

Amen to the middle school comment. My advice to my geek kids, "try to fade into the walls for a few years"

Julie@Momspective said...

I never did the high bangs, I was always kind of a hippie then one day for class pics, 2 girls INSISTED on doing my hair and they teased and feathered me into a peacock. My mom LOVES showing people that picture.

TexAss said...

Ha! I had the "surf" bangs in middle school. It looked like a huge wave crashing down on my permed hair. Good times...

Cole said...

I had no idea that socks covering the ankles were considered nerdy these days. Now I'm gonna have to get new socks. Oh well, at least I don't have "surf's up" bangs!

Otter Thomas said...

I am late to the party but better late than never.

Swans and moose don't mate. That kills me.

I thougth I would never stop liking cool music and wearing cool clothes. I have given up on music already and my clothes are toning down really fast.

Kaylen said...

omg, that moose and swan statement is hilarious-and so true!!
I'm not cool either, but it's not the socks that did me in. It's the way I try and talk to my sons friends. Talking to other teenagers is definitely uncool I guess.

Banteringblonde said...

OMG I remember those bangs!!! Totally rockin' hair! And I'm dreading middle school, teen years ugh!

AS Amber said...

BAAAAAAA!!! Particularly nerdy...that's awesome. Naughty teenager.

AMH615 said...

I don't say or do much recently that is right in my teen's eyes! It's just a phase I tell myself!

A hairy moose! --funny!

Margo said...

Middle school is dreadful. I have a rising 8th grade daughter (younger of 2) and she started virtual school through the state in January. It suits her. The only thing she misses is people in general since she's pretty sociable. She misses no body specifically child or adult and that really says it all. I love your descript of the bangs! great randomness :)