September 15, 2009

Just Because...

... this popped into my head tonight and I've never posted it...

It is not uncommon when my boys leave my car to go into school in the morning, for me to say loud enough for them to hear, but quietly enough so nobody else overhears, in a sing song cheesy voice,

"Smooches! Have a Happy Heart! Use your Listening Ears!!!"

From Bones I get a "OK! Mom!" with a hop and a skip, he's gone.

From Mr. T I get a rolled eyes.

From Ringo I get rolled eyes and a grin and a shake of the head. Yes, at 14, I still do that to him... "Use your Listening Ears!!!"


Posted by Boudicca at September 15, 2009 09:40 PM

You sound like such a cool mom. Of course, it's easier to get away with such things with boys instead of girls.

Posted by: diamond dave at September 15, 2009 11:22 PM

That reminds me, I saw this young girl lean over and kiss her Mom goodbye the other day during HS drop off. As my son grabbed his backpack I said, "Hey, that little girl just kissed her Mom goodbye! You aren't going to lean in and kiss me goodbye too?" He grinned, shook his head slowly and shut the door as I quietly yelled "Smooooches!"

Posted by: bou at September 16, 2009 05:55 AM

My son's 14 year old ears worked good until he got an Ipod. I want to trash his ear buds, looong time.

Posted by: JihadGene at September 16, 2009 11:01 AM

Emarrassing my teenage sons is what I was made to do.

Posted by: Bob at September 16, 2009 04:24 PM

God forbid that I say 'hi' or wave to any of my daughter's friends when I pick her up.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at September 16, 2009 08:06 PM

Smooches change everything, man.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at September 16, 2009 08:27 PM

Tn- Dork. BTW, Mo is here.

Posted by: Bou at September 16, 2009 08:32 PM

She got that baby with her?

Posted by: Toluca Nole at September 16, 2009 09:36 PM

Nah. She was complaining about what a pain in the neck it is to travel with her. Sheesh. Can you imagine?

Posted by: Bou at September 16, 2009 09:39 PM