Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mother of the Year

Did I really just hear that Obama is taking a five day trip to see his sick Grandmother? That is as close to a "Yea, I already won this thing," declaration as you are ever gonna get two weeks before an election.

Other news...I seem to have made two new German blog friends in the last couple of days. Germans love me! I am the David Hasselhoff of bloggers!

In completely other news, I may just be the best mother ever. Munchkin is having some boy troubles. Or, she was. As I have written before, she has kind of sworn off boyfriends for a while. She went through the period last year where all of the boys and girls started to notice each other, and everyone "went out" with everyone else for about three days at a time and then "broke up".

While most of her friends...boys and girls...have kind of continued that, she made a decision to kind of avoid it. As such, she has stayed away from overtures from various boys to be their girlfriend. Last week, however, she gave in and agreed to "go out" with a boy in her class. Just to translate..."going out" means that you are boyfriend and girlfriend, although it doesn't necessarily involve going anywhere or doing anything.

If we fast forward, she had three people over after school yesterday to work on a group project, including the new boyfriend. The other two left at like 6:00, and he stayed until maybe 7:00. They were in her room working on this project, and the door was open, but I wasn't really paying that much attention to what they were doing. After he left, she was kind of upset, so I asked her what the problem was. Long story short...she wanted to finish they project, and he wanted to make out;-). At least that seemed to be the gist of it.

She was upset that he got mad over it and yada, yada, yada... Not that he was at all physical or inappropriate (I'd have stabbed him by now) but there was a clear difference of opinion on how they should spend that time together;-). I think she was kind of mad, and kind of disappointed and maybe even kind of offended.

My solution, of course, was that we should put on our bathing suits and turn on the jets in the tub for a while:-). So we did...and after some talking, some venting and some foot rubbing, she was in much better spirits. Seriously, who communicates with children better than me? I didn't think so!!!

There is your rock solid parenting advice for the day...fire up the hot tub when necessary;-)

Oh, and this means the end for this boyfriend, too...

12 comments:

Me said...

Oh indeed, Germans love you. Even this German living in Boston ;)

And yes, I find that is way better parenting than my parents ever provided.

Buh-bye boyfriend :)

Scotty said...

she wanted to finish they project, and he wanted to make out;-)
I found that pretty funny :)

steffi2282 said...

Germans are very nice people.
So you can be very happy that we love you. ;-)

Munchkin is great! She is absolutely fabulous!

laurwilk said...

Stupid boyfriend.

My little one's boyfriend called the house after 10pm last night! Uh oh. I think he got the wrath of Dad!

Princess Extraordinaire said...

One of my good friends is German - I met her in a an exchange program in high school. I love the country and the people there...

nicole d said...

"the David Hasselhoff of bloggers" hahahaha!!! Good one!

sincerelykate said...

can you be my mommy? lol.

Irene said...

Sorry to be a Mythbuster here, but no one here in Germany really loves David Hasselhoff. Why do Americans think that anyways, who told you that? Some people did, back in the 90's (and I am NOT including myself) but not anymore...LOL

Still just me said...

I am so glad Logan hasn't had an interest in boys yet. Good for Munchkin for standing her ground!

BTW-There are two girls at Logan's school pregnant. One of them by a boy who already has two children. This is middle school! I guess they "made out" instead of finishing the project.

Lpeg said...

poor girl. but definitely a good thing you're around! hot tub and girl talk sounds great after being treated like that!

laurwilk said...

As a side note, did you know that the Aussies LOVE The Hoff? I'm not sure why. They like sit around and watch youtube videos of him and things.

Or at least my Aussie friends do....Ha!

Accidentally Me said...

Irene - Baywatch was the top rated show in Germany for a while, and some comedian often repeated the phrase "Germans love David Hasselhoff!". At least that is what I am told...

SJM - What?!?!? Yea, I am calling the convent this afternoon.