Monday, November 25, 2013

Just a Suggestion ...

... but here's a thought for all the teenage boys that follow me (Yes, there are a couple of you.):

When you're going to stay over at a friend's house and mom's asleep so you text your bro and ask him to let her know, tell him to leave the note on your bedroom door. When you leave the note where she has her tea and reads the paper and does her sudoku, she might not see it right away.

Because here's the thing: when you don't come home unexpectedly and your mom checks on you in the morning before she walks the dog and expects you to be there and you're not, she's going to do things like:

  • Call your friends
  • Call her sister even though it's only 4 a.m.  in San Antonio
  • Walk around the house wringing her hands
  • Call your friends' moms
  • Think about calling the police
  • Imagine the worst and maybe look up the phone numbers of all the local emergency rooms
  • Clean the house so it's not too bad when CPS comes to take her surviving child
  • Oh, and walk the dog so that she's not cleaning up dog poop on the living room floor while she's trying to arrange a search party

The one thing she is NOT going to do is drink her tea and read the paper.

We cool?