Girlfriend Moms Kid: “Were you in any movies, like the ones you see in the movie theater?” Girlfriend Mom: “Uh…”
Last week was Grandparent’s Day at my nephew’s school. Unfortunately my parents were out of town, so my sister-in-law asked me if I would step in. My nephew is also my godson, and I see him so rarely, I couldn’t possibly say no.
My boyfriend and I just completed building a house and we’re now decorating it. The following is a popular and frequent exchange, occurring several times a day: HIM: “How can you not like that?” ME: “Because it’s ugly.” Fade out.
My boyfriend and I went to a prom photo shoot at his daughter’s friend’s house. I’d never seen anything like it. Then again, I’ve never seen anything related to a prom because I didn’t go to mine. And before anyone thinks that no one asked me, hush up. I was dating someone at the time but I didn’t want to go. Corsages make my wrists look fat.
I went to see Hangover: Part Deux over the holiday weekend with my boyfriend and his son. It’s rated R. I have a problem with taking a twelve year old to see R-rated movies. I can see that my objections might sound a wee prudish but isn’t there plenty of time for kids to be exposed to boobies, and tushies, and hearing cussing like, “Fuck that shit man. You’re an a-hole.” Or sexually explicit language like, “He took it up the ass and loved it.
A few posts ago, entitled, Losing It, I wrote about my boyfriend’s son’s friend, Robert, who asked me for cash so he could get a snack when we were at the movies. I thought this was a case of one kid being rude. I was wrong. I’m starting to think that it might be an epidemic that’s infecting our children.
I loathe having a television in our bedroom. I don’t like to watch TV before falling asleep. I like to read. My bed partner, however, loves watching TV before bed and claims that he can’t fall asleep without it. That’s a hot steamy pile of turd, because on the few times when he didn’t watch TV, and instead read, he was out like a light in less than 10 minutes.
Are kids lazy or ignorant? And by the way, neither is acceptable to this Girlfriend Mom. Elbows on the dinner table, watching TV while eating, not clearing dishes, slouching over their food… not okay. And as a Pilates instructor, slouching is like giving me the finger.