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At Least I’m Still Lovable.

My younger son had a really bad day yesterday. I won’t post the reason why out of respect for his privacy, and he will be fine, but yesterday was a little dicey and I felt a little helpless because I couldn’t fix things for him by snapping my fingers.

Late in the evening, the phone rang. I looked at the Caller ID and noticed that it was one of my favorite people, a young lady who is one of his best friends. I wrote back in the spring about how awesome her family is. This girl is home-schooled for part of the day, and lives a few miles away (not walking distance) so they don’t see each other much, outside of passing periods in the afternoon when she’s at the high school. I was glad she called; I was hoping she could cheer him up.

Instead of passing the phone to him so he could answer, I thought I’d say hi first. I answered, and was greeted with the politeness all parents really adore:

“Hi Mrs. Wells! It’s *insert-the-name-of-your-choice-here-because-I’m-not-blogging-her-real-name*! How are you?”

I replied, and halfway through what I was saying I turned into a blithering idiot, wishing I had just given him the phone because ohmygoshisoundedlikeafool:

“Hi! I’m fine, how are you? Are you on winter break yet? Oh wait, you go to the same school. I mean, so, how are finals going? Or are you done? Or, do you have any…wait, I sound ridiculous. I don’t even know what I’m saying. Never mind. I’m going to give the phone to the younger boy. Hold on…Bye!”

As my son took the phone, put it to his ear, and said “Hi”, I heard her say, “I just LOVE your mom!”

Imagine how she’d feel if I actually made SENSE!

©2010 Suburban Scrawl

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  • Tara R. December 21, 2010, 7:18 pm

    You are totally lovable cuz you're one of the Cool Moms.

  • Dawn December 21, 2010, 7:23 pm

    I love it! 🙂 BTW…that's what I sound like sometimes. Just sayin'

  • Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog December 21, 2010, 7:27 pm

    That could have been SO much worse. I thought you were going to tell her about his bad day and get in trouble!

  • Wineplz December 21, 2010, 7:36 pm

    you're one of the most lovable people I know!

  • TheNextMartha December 21, 2010, 7:45 pm

    You are likable. I know because I don't like many. You I like.

  • Liz@thisfullhouse December 21, 2010, 7:48 pm

    Aaaand, smart with a whip…I mean as…smart AS a whip 🙂

  • NYCPatty December 21, 2010, 7:53 pm

    You are so adorable! 🙂

  • Mags December 21, 2010, 8:39 pm

    I'm sorry that the younger boy was having such a hard day yesterday-I hope today is better!

  • Mom24 December 21, 2010, 8:55 pm


    It's so hard when they get older and you really can't just fix things anymore. Hope he's doing better.

  • BellaDaddy December 21, 2010, 11:43 pm

    I sound like that, and do that, DAILY!

    Merry Christmas to you and Yours!

  • WeaselMomma December 22, 2010, 11:30 am

    You wouldn't be nearly as lovable if you always made sense. =)

  • Otter Thomas December 22, 2010, 7:00 pm

    I agree. You seem lovable to me too. I never make sense but not necessarily in a lovable way.