9 November 2006

My son the pre-teen

The scene: In the car, on way to orchestra rehearsal

The cast: Suse, Son #1


(Disclaimer: Please note I hate the word cute. We do this tongue in cheek).

Suse: Oh look, a flock of baby goats! Brown! Cuuute!

Son #1: Hummmph. Yeah.

Suse: Oh look, a rabbit! Black! Cuuuute!

Son #1: Hummmph. Yeah.


Pause. The car rounds a bend and we come upon a lithe, tanned blonde nineteenyear old, complete with pink iPod, jogging. (Effortlessly).


Son #1: Oh look, a jogger! Blonde! Cuuuute!

21 comments:

MrsFife said...

LOL! Cute ;)

rachel said...

just out of curiosity, how old is your son? =)

--erica said...

is time to notice that sort of thing already?! I'm covering my boy's eyes!

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

And you wonder why Son #2 writes dirty words on your computer when you're not looking: you Hussy!!

Martina said...

Don't you just want to stop them from growing up sometimes? I just hope he was speaking with tongue in cheek! No. Sigh.

Suse said...

He's a pre-teen (see title of post). Twelve years of age.

And his tongue was firmly in his cheek. At least it was until he burst out laughing ...

My float said...

Oh dear, oh dear! And oh so many more years of this to come!

blackbird said...

He and Youngest would be fast friends.

shula said...

And so it begins.....

My girl's pulled a similar stunt on me, just enough to make me laugh....a little uncertainly.

zephyr said...

i have no sons, or daughters for that matter
but my nieces and nephews are treated as such
and your boy-kid sounds as cool-wonderful as "my" boy-kid now all grown up, sorta!!

Joke said...

My NINE year old has begun to realize that girls are not nearly as objectionable as he had once supposed.

A while back, a girl in a bikini went through the hotel lobby where we were spending a couple of days and you should have seen Numbah One Son discreetly giving her the up-and-down. He practically made scanner noises.

-J.

capello said...

oh. my. well, then. you have fun with that.

and jogging? effortlessly? hate her.

velcro said...

fabulous!

Jan said...

Uh-oh....fasten your seatbelt.

Irene said...

The jogger would have probably thought the whole thing cute as well. :p

herhimnbryn said...

Hee! Suggest the next time you are driving behind a 'school' of racing cyclists wearing their gorgeous lycra ( mmmmmmm), you mutter cuuuuuute!

Suse said...

Um, men in lycra don't do it for me I'm afraid.

shellyC said...

Gee that made me laugh!! I do envy you though with 3 future teenage sons. Sure your food bill will be more than mine but you wont have the moodiness I am destined to have. I am sure it will be loads of laughs and new swear words....really I am envious.

Isabelle said...

He's got his mum's sense of humour. Sounds like a great kid.

herhimnbryn said...

No lycra huh?

nicole said...

Thanks for the laugh.