You know what's funny? Not in a, "What do you call a fake noodle?" an impasta (hahahahahaha!) sort of way, either.
The fact that I have a kid graduating high school (still not the funny part and kind of sad, really, but don't get me started, m'kay?) and everyone is all, like, has she picked a college yet?
No matter how many times I get asked. I feel funny answering them.
"Um...well...she's not sure...that is...uh...not right now, maybe later...er...what?"
YES! I am the anti-eloquent. Articulate people fear me.
Most recently, standing in line at Dunkin' Donuts in the supermarket (the peppermint hot chocolate was mocking me and deserved a good tongue-lashing, okay?)
"How are you, Liz?"
The thing about having 4 kids, going to 4 separate schools, I pretty much can't go anywhere in town without running into someone who has/had a kid going to school with one of my kids.
[eyes go wide]
This time, however, I actually managed to scare the buh-jeez-us out of her with a single word. And, not a real one at that = I.M. Talented.
"Sorry, perhaps you should consider cutting back...eh?"
Thinking back on it now, I should have played along by telling her I was there for the hot chocolate. But, we're talking me = Queen of the Afterthought.
"How are the kids?"
Here we go.
"Oh, they're fine, thanks!"
Well, that was easy.
"Your oldest is graduating, right?"
"Yes, yes she is."
Phew. Too easy.
"Has she picked a college, yet?"
Damn. Also, as if it were THAT easy.
"No, no she hasn't."
C'mon hot chocolate.
"But, my middle girl is going to BU."
[eyes go wide]
"What grade is she in, again?"
"She's a sophomore in high school."
She politely nodded her head, I paid for my hot chocolate, we exchanged pleasantries about the upcoming holidays and then each went on our merry way.
Morale of the Story: When in doubt, don't say anything. Bring up one of your OTHER kids, instead...or something like that.
Seeing as my middle girl really does have her mind set on going to Boston University, ever since the 5th grade and, well, it's like I told my oldest.
"There is NO SHAME in working your way through college."
Besides, that way, I get to keep them around for a little while longer...but, shhhhh...don't say anything, okay?!?
© 2003 - 2011 This Full House