September 15, 2013

Messing with Bones

Curriculum Night at Bones' school is Tuesday night. We're already having issues and so it's good timing.

My husband and I are both going. For the record, we have always gone, but until now, we've always had to divide and conquer. Now, we can go and listen without having to run from classroom to classroom due to multiple kids.

My husband has a board meeting, but has deemed this more important, so he's going with me.

This was our conversation today.

Bones, with attitude: I just don't understand why you are BOTH going.

Me: To meet your teachers.

Bones: But BOTH of you? Dad, there is no reason for you to go. You can go to your meeting and just Mom can go.

Hunhead: Oh, well, I have to go. I have to go to tell them what a horrible person you are.

Me: I'm going to make sure he doesn't leave anything out.

Hunhead: Yup. Because they need to hear it.

Me: Tag team.

Hunhead: in stereo.

Me: cuz, you know, we're getting old and one of us might forget to say something nasty about you.

Bones: I don't believe this. You all aren't even funny.

Me, looking at my husband: funny? I wasn't trying to be funny... were you?

Hunhead: Nope. Just putting it out there the way it is...

Bones: I'm still not laughing...

And he walked out.

Sheesh. Can't parents take interest in a kids' life? Oh wait. I forgot he's a teenager now. That would be a NO.

It's going to be so fun to mess with his head when we get back and tell him how we had big conferences talking behind his back...

Posted by Boudicca at September 15, 2013 10:23 PM
Comments

Poor Bones

Oh you are sooo mean and nasty to the poor little boy...... LOL

So cool


Hope all goes well and look forward to hearing the next instalment.


Posted by: Simon at September 16, 2013 05:57 AM

Cruel. And Unusual. That poor kid is going to obsess about that meeting. I can picture him talking to his friends "but you don't understand, they are BOTH going ......" with much flourish and vocal embellishment. I am sure that right now he might think that even Dante was not creative enough in describing levels of Hell, but when it comes down to it, he has parents that truly care about him succeeding, and a are willing to back it up. For somebody as extroverted and off the cuff as Bones is, that grounding and foundation is critical, even if a bit exasperating at times.

Posted by: Web at September 16, 2013 08:16 AM

And so the fun begins.

My wife noted that you have already won the game with Bones actions last week in terms of proper attire. His "No, I Won't" response was a positive reaction to the young lady.

Have you seen the you tube of the double-double-bass singing an octave below Thurl as part of a quartet? I would add the link but your comment software probably wouldn't let me. I'll send it directly to you via Mail.

Posted by: The Thomas at September 16, 2013 09:49 AM

For those playing along at home, the reference to "Thurl" is to Thurl Ravenscroft the voice behind Tony Tiger's "Their Grrrreat", the voice of "You're A Mean One, Mr Grinch", and one of the singing heads in the Haunted Mansion. Google him.

The you tube can be found via Boing Boing.

Posted by: The Thomas at September 16, 2013 04:37 PM

I need to learn to spell "They're" as in "They're Grrrreat"

Posted by: The Thomas at September 16, 2013 04:45 PM

Thomas- That guy sounds like Lurch! I wonder what his voice sounds like when he talks. I have to have Bones listen to this... holy crap.

Simon- Poor kid. Such sucky parents.

Web- You are right! He is obsessing about it. Already. And it is making us laugh... behind his back. I keep trying to refocus his obsession on something else... like the hedgehog.

Posted by: Bou at September 16, 2013 10:05 PM

More Thurl: at D23.com on youtube as watch?v=cEjZyzA-DJw with a Disney interview.

Posted by: The Thomas at September 16, 2013 11:05 PM

More Thurl: at D23.com on youtube at watch?v=cEjZyzA-DJw with a Disney interview.

Posted by: The Thomas at September 16, 2013 11:08 PM

Insty noted an article that says that Bones is now part of you.

Posted by: The Thomas at September 17, 2013 02:41 PM

Parent teacher nights - the bane of my teenage life. The anxiety ... the drama ... and yet I was a straight A student (go figure!!). In fact there was never any issue until my dear old Vietnam Veteran Dad punched my metal work teacher in second form after Dad complained we kids were not being given enough safety instruction and the teacher told Dad he didn't know what he was talking about (at that stage he'd been a bolier maker/welder for more than 20 years) and they got into a heated argument! Dad was banned from future events but sadly proven right when 3 months later a kid lost a finger because there was no guard on a cutting machine...

Bet your night will be quieter than that! LOL xx

Posted by: Shaz at September 23, 2013 05:08 AM

[ threadjack ]

I found out that the "no work no eat" quote from Captain John Smith was in and of itself a quote.

Some of the people who part of his company that arrived in the New World were operating under the illusion that a) they were aristocrats and b) that meant that others would work to support them. So he cited Scripture to support his requirement that everyone needed to work or they wouldn't get fed. St. Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians:

2 Thessalonians 3:10, KJV edition:

"For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat."

Posted by: RonF at September 23, 2013 01:37 PM