Sunday, July 13, 2008

Eavesdropping, again

I am so not ready.

I went to the beach today with my mom, B, my sister, her friend and friend's little boy. Great breeze, plenty of sunshine, great company. However, with my penchant for eavesdropping....we sat near 5 teenage girls. They were all about 14 and the reason I know this, is because they were name dropping all the soon to be freshmen I know in town. I didn't recognize the girls, but maybe it was because I am used to seeing them in clothes, not itty bity bikinis.

When they started talking about my nephew and his best friends, I stopped reading my book and just started listening. According to them, my nephew would think one of them was hot.

Much of their conversation had swears in it, one girl bitch slapped someone in school, one girl they know is scared of getting beaten up in HS, while they were thinking another definitely would. They talked about their weight and how one thought she was chubby (Um NO), one had to have ice cream every night (I wanted to be best friends with her), one boy tried to kiss one girl and she hadn't let him (that led to squeals and 'how come?'), so and so was drunk, so and so acted drunk- but never drank. Then the talk turned to piercings and how they wanted another hole in their ear or their belly button pierced. At this point one of their mom's wandered by to see what time her daughter needed to go to work. The girls were like, "So and so's mom, you would sign a permission slip for all of us to get our whatever pierced, right?"The mom said "NO". The daughter said, "Well I can still do it." That mom shot her the death look that I think I may need to start practicing because that was the end of that.

It was at that time that I scooped up 4 yr old W and pretended to throw him in the water. B wanted me to do it to her, too. A little hard when she is almost as tall as me, so we tried and fell over together. Oops.

I am definitely not prepared for teenage girls living in my house and I only have 3 years to practice the "do it or die" look. Maybe their current need to be within eyesight of me will carry over into their teenage years, LOL.

6 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

THe need to have you in eyesight WILL carry over...it will come in handy when they need to know how close you are and if you can see what they are doing (that they shouldn't be!)

Just PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don't let them were stripper heels to their prom. CJ's junior prom date showed up at our front door with clear plastic 4 inch stripper heels with a dress that basically said "I HAVE A HOO HAA, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IT?" And she was only 15.

We didn't like her...

Hallie

KathyLikesPink said...

As a mother of a 13 year old, I can tell you that you WILL develop that "death" look. It's a natural thing. Primarily because you don't want to embarrass them too severely in front of their friends with the words you really want say. But sometimes you gotta resort to words!

Also - 13 & 14 year olds are very private, but if you ever want to know what's going on, just drive a minimum of 3 of them someplace. It's like you're invisible! You find out all sorts of information!!!

Caution said...

Kathylikespink is sooooo right. My 13 year old tells me nothing, but get her together with friends and it all comes out. They don't seem to be aware that the adult driver can actually hear, and I'm not going to tell them either.

Wendi said...

Oh no!
I am not ready for that.
Claire is 9.
How many years does that leave me?
I may start self medicating now!!!

Melisa said...

I'm with Kathy. You will TOTALLY develop the "cross me and die" look.

And if I were you, I would keep the lines open with your kids, but keep on eavesdropping whenever possible. :)

Colleen said...

kinda makes me glad I only have boys...at least most of what they do is just stupidity. ;)