April 12, 2006

Free Love

My husband’s family is in town for Easter. We all went to dinner tonight at The Outback.

I arrived first, which is the norm since I’m punctual and his family… is not. As I was sitting there, the waiter introduced himself to me… shook my hand and everything. I told him my name and he looked at me and said, “Really?! That’s my Mom’s name! I don’t know anyone else with that name!”

Now I’m not about to divulge my name here, but let us just say, that even though my Dad was military and neither he nor my Mom were into that free love and hippy thing, I was born during the 60s, so my name has kind of a free love and hippy ring to it.

So I said to our waiter, who looked to be a MAN in his late 20s, “Was your Mom born in the 60s?”

And he replied, “Oh yeah. She was. 1964…”

I looked at him and said quietly, “Well, there you go. I was born in ’65. It’s a free love and hippy kind of name. And now we know that I’m old enough to be your Mom and I’m thinking that is making me kind of sick right now…” and we both laughed.

He was 21. I’m old enough to have a 21 year old. Blech.

Posted by Boudicca at April 12, 2006 09:34 PM | TrackBack

My mom's name is a little hippie-ish too ;-)

Posted by: Sissy at April 12, 2006 11:26 PM

Your name isn't a hippie name....

I have a made up sounds like a stripper name....

BTW....why do you think Pink and Dash have such "traditional" old people names?.....

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at April 12, 2006 11:28 PM

Technically yes, you could have a 21 year old child.

Realistically, no. There aren't many Grandm0thers at a 20th High School Reunion.

Posted by: The Thomas at April 13, 2006 12:10 AM

Did you tell him to call you "Skippy?"

Posted by: Ogre at April 13, 2006 06:47 AM

Scary... I was born in '64... sigh.

Posted by: vw bug at April 13, 2006 06:48 AM

That's my sister's name - I never thought of it as "hippyish". huh.

Oh, and ya wanna feel old? My oldest step son is 33. Doesn't matter that we basically grew up together. He's 33.


Posted by: Tammi at April 13, 2006 07:00 AM

Well - at least you can say you're "old enough" to have a 21 year old, but you don't. When I was your age I DID have a 20 year old and a 16 year old... *sigh*. And no - I'm still not a grand-m-o-t-h-e-r yet. *grin*

(someone has been playing with the comment blacklist again - the "M" word has been blacklisted thus the dashes)

Posted by: Teresa at April 13, 2006 09:16 AM

I'm old enough to by YOUR father. Blech!

Posted by: Denny at April 13, 2006 11:14 AM

Either I don't know your name, or your off on the name being hippie-ish. I know quite a few people with what I think your name is.

Posted by: Contagion at April 13, 2006 06:05 PM

Man, Denny is seriously old.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at April 13, 2006 07:32 PM

Only old enough to be your bro Jimbo.

Posted by: Denny at April 13, 2006 10:36 PM

.. BOTH of you coud be my Father... Jimbo AND Denny... Daddy?....

Posted by: Eric at April 14, 2006 09:03 PM

I never thought your name was *that* hippyish, Moonbeam.

Posted by: zonker at April 15, 2006 11:08 AM

Y'all keep saying you don't think its a hippy name, but I really think it is. I don't say that with disdain. I LOVE my name. But still... its got that free love Mot-her Earh ring to it.

Posted by: Bou at April 15, 2006 11:33 AM

I don't think your name is hippish... Then again, I'm from the midwest so I'm sure it didn't become "in" here until years afterward. :)

I'm old enough to have a 16 year old- or older if I started really early. Which is completely wrong when I have one under 2 and another on the way!

Posted by: Jody Halsted at April 16, 2006 06:33 AM

Bou - Don't know if it was a hippy thing, but it was definitely a 60's thing.

I was born in '66, and in my tiny 9000 person town, my 3rd grade class (about 25 kids) we had FOUR girls with that name.

Posted by: Harvey at April 18, 2006 04:38 PM