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DRAT! Foiled again

Nathaniel: Hey, mom, you know that in, like, five years I’ll be able to drive.

I SWEAR every time he says something like that I can feel another hair going gray.  It’s not even funny anymore.

Me: If you’re lucky.

Nathaniel: Dad says I can have his car then, and it goes really fast, so I think it’ll be awesome!

Dad apparently thinks it’s a smart idea to give a sixteen year old a car with a supercharger that hauls way too much butt for this mama’s brain to even consider as an option.  I’m thinking maybe a 1982 Geo Metro…and I’ll still probably want a Lojack system installed.

Me: Yeah. Um. Probably not.  If you’re so all fired-up to drive you can drive this van.

Cause nothing says COOL to a sixteen-year-old like a mini-van with stow and go seating…right?

Nathaniel: THAT would be AWESOME!!!

Me: errrr, whaaaaaa?

Nathaniel:  Just think of how many of my friends I could drive around in it and I could be the one to drive us everywhere and we’d have room for all our stuff and be able to do all sorts of stuff—”

Now I’m entirely positive that HIS idea of “stuff” and MY idea of “stuff” differed in every possible way.  He just doesn’t really think that way yet…I hope. But all of a sudden my mind flashed through scenes of him with six of his sixteen-year-old-hot-head buddies headed out into the night with a van that has all too much space and a back seat bench that folds down into a bed-like structure and OH MY GOD NO!!!  GEO METRO!!!  SCOOTER!!  SEGWAY!!  BUS PASS!!

Me: Please stop talking, Nathaniel. You’re making mommy’s brain fall out.

Nathaniel: Oh. Sorry about that.

Me: No, it’s ok, I’m sure you’ll do it again some time soon.

Sweet quiet.

And then.

Nathaniel:  Do you think I’ll have a girlfriend when I’m sixteen?

Like I said, SOON.


Nathaniel: Ladies, step inside the Mayhew Mobile of Loooove! Oh, watch out for those spots, those are where my mom’s brain finally DID actually fall out of her head and I’ve just never been able to get the stains out of the upholstery.  Got any music preferences? Everyone likes Barry White, right?


Which seems like an appropriate place to show off an award given to me by Jen at Sarcasm in a Skirt, and she gave it to me for “showing great attitude or gratitude”.  Which MAY or MAY not have been awarded before the post of how I threatened to leave my kids behind in an empty house without running water or heat in Georgia. Maybe. But she gave it to me and I’m NOT giving it back!


And I’m supposed to link to 10 other bloggers who are awesome and wonderful and show a lot of heart, but I’m going to twist it around and ask you to leave me a comment sharing a blogger YOU think has a great attitude so I can go check them out. Which is totally more fun for me and well, it IS all about me, right?  *snort*

9 Comments on “DRAT! Foiled again”

  1. #1 Kristine
    on Mar 20th, 2009 at 8:38 am

    I’m so glad you have five years on me with all this stuff so I can learn from you.

    Going to use the “mommy’s brain is going to fall out” line on Noah. Nothing more funny than saying something like that a literal aspy type kid. hehe

    Kristines last blog post..Chocolate, coffee, fiber, and a give-a-way!

  2. #2 Apryl's Antics
    on Mar 20th, 2009 at 9:13 am

    My brain tried to fall out this morning, but all that came out was a slew of very bad four-letter words. Good thing I have a warning system.

  3. #3 Olivia Nunez
    on Mar 20th, 2009 at 9:24 am

    You always manage to make me laugh. I absolutely love your blog!

    As for blogger to nominate? I have to say Kristen. Her blog is here: http://creatinglove.blogspot.com/

    Olivia Nunezs last blog post..Believing in Magic. For Ylaria

  4. #4 Tiffany
    on Mar 20th, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Girl, I have a 16 year old. And I have a full head of gray hair. It ain’t easy.

    (but it’s not all awful either…mine’s a girl though, so I have all the girl drama to contend with….like why she shouldn’t talk to her ex who spread nasty rumours and called her names because what good would it do to get closure anyway especially if she loses her really sweet and nice boyfriend who she has now in the process? Yes, actual conversation just the other day).

    *le sigh*

    Tiffanys last blog post..Modified Co-Sleeping; How I Prevented Sleep Deprivation

  5. #5 Anna Marie
    on Mar 20th, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I’m buying my 2 yearl old a 1986 volvo sedan. It’s built like a tank and 0-60 takes about 5 minutes. perfect.

  6. #6 brittany
    on Mar 20th, 2009 at 10:12 am

    DO not give him the van.

    And if you do…do NOT let him buy a mattress from goodwill or any tint for the back windows.

    Shudder….glimpse at my future.

    brittanys last blog post..Rainbow sherbet makes me smile.

  7. #7 Princess of the Universe
    on Mar 20th, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I actually just commented on someone’s blog today telling them how they have a much better attitude than I do, so I’m going to nominate Princepessa: http://princepessa.wordpress.com

    Princess of the Universes last blog post..You’ll Have to Call Back, I’m Eating M & M’s Right Now..

  8. #8 Asianmommy
    on Mar 20th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Yikes–I don’t even want to think about my girls driving yet!
    For her great attitude, I’m going to nominate Sandy from Momisodes: http://www.momisodes.com/

    Asianmommys last blog post..Book Review: Chinese Characters for Beginners

  9. #9 Momisodes
    on Mar 21st, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    LOL! This was hilarious 🙂 My brain nearly fell out just reading this and then thinking about my daughter at 16.


    Thank you so much to Asianmommy for the nomination! I’m so glad to have found you as well through this wonderful award. Congratulations!

    Momisodess last blog post..Sure, Why Not? I Guess Not EVERYONE Has Seen It.