Friday, August 1, 2008

Travels with Teen Twins


Or, How to Embarrass a Couple of 17-year-olds:
  1. Breathe
  2. Make idle chatter with airline employees
  3. Ask son how to put iphone in plane mode
  4. Talk loudly so they can hear me over their earphones
  1. Chair dance.  With much head bobbing.
  2. Scream during turbulence.
  3. Ask lots of questions.  Loudly.
  4. Breathe.
  5. Panic in thunderstorm.
  6. Whine about cramp in hip.
  7. Cuss at other drivers.  In a rental car.
  8. Breathe.
  9. Meet fellow blogger in restaurant.
  10. Make rugrats take pictures.
Debbie! and Mental P!

More to come.  

35 comments:

Philly said...

LOL Too funny!
I love the first one "Breathe"

#1

Debbie said...

Thank God for darkness and who the hell is that guy behind us looking at?

I had a wonderful time and loved meeting you and your sweet babies! It amazes me it felt like we've known each other for years!

Mama has done one fantastic job of parenting, people...her "kids" are NOT as crazy as she is (wink)and are beautiful young adults! They will succeed at ANY college :)

Hilary said...

Snort! Yeah, as the mom of an 18 year old guy, I know how awful it is for them when we breathe. Well done. :)

TSannie said...

I think you have done an excellent job of mortifying your thing 1 and thing 2.

Looks like you and Debbie have a not-so-secret admirer, (tee-hee).

Wish I'd been there with you!

winetipper said...

Seems that all is going as expected. Traveling these days does make a lot of people grumpy, you know. This usually includes my stewardesses, excuse me, flight attendants.
I'm quite certain your offspring are appreciating/enjoying your adventure even if they don't say so right now! You just have to wait about ten years for that...
Writing Squazz now for the bunny report.

kim-d said...

I am so jealous! I WANT LUNCH WITH YOU AND DEB! I wanna help embarrass your TOO-CUTE kids! And you absolutely crack me up...

Kacey said...

It's the breathing that gets you every time, isn't it?? *g

Flash Stitcher said...

Isn't iot funny how one Little breath can make them cringe!!
Have fun!

asthmagirl said...

Okay, I'm so completely envious that someone else got to meet you IRL! If only we didn't live 3000 miles from each other! But isn't it fun!
And kudos to you for embarrassing your teens. I'm so glad I'm not the only mom that does that! Maybe today you could limp... that drives them crazy!
Can't wait to hear more about you travels!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

If you really want to embarass your children, try driving off from the gas pump with the nozzle still attached to your car. I did it, and I can assure you it works like a charm. Try it, you won't believe how much they're embarassed. Safe travels.

Lisa J said...

Oh you are having way too much fun. You get to travel with the kids, meet friends, and have a secret admirer! Oh hope your weekend is a great success for the decision making task at hand. Be safe.

Trisha said...

Congrats on the good job you are doing embarrassing your young ones! If only you would stop all of that annoying BREATHING!

Sassy said...

That's our jobs to embaress them isn't it? How fun to meet another blogging fan...
watch the dude behind ya!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

LOVE IT! yeah i do believe breathing is tops on marthas list of things i do that annoys her!
so cool to meet fellow blogger!

Bear Naked said...

Yes I'm sure of it that fellow definitely looks like another
Mental P Mama admirer.
Thanks for a laugh today.
I needed it.

Breathe In---- Breathe Out
Repeat if necessary

Bear((( )))

Christine said...

Love your list! I'll have to remember the "breathe" part during our road trip next week!

Daryl said...

Yeah well those kids need to come to NYC for a college tour and bring you along ...I suspect that is the only way I will get you to come into 'the city'

:-Daryl

Mrs. G. said...

Yeah, they look thrilled.

Keetha said...

Adventures in travel! Dear son is six and still automatically reaches for my hand when we walk somewhere. I understand that one day perhaps that will change?? Or is that a viscious rumor?

tj said...

...Oh and one more thing to add: Do your rendition of an air guitar...that'll get 'em everytime! lol... ;o)

...Happy trails!

...Btw, who is the guy back there checkin' you two out? Creepy, no?

...Blessings... :o)

Treasia said...

Loved this post. Isn't it amazing how we embarrass them just by being there and breathing? LOL.

Jules said...

What a hoot...call when you get back!

noble pig said...

Ha! You know they still love you.

dlyn said...

I hyope they bring you home with them - don't go in any unmarked doors unless at least one of them is already in there!

Michelle said...

I love to chair (car seat) dance and embarrass my daughter. It is such a fun hobby.

I am jealous that you get to meet bloggers in person. I only get to talk to some on the phone. Someday!!

holly said...

oh i really want to be the fly on the wall in your plane.

i can't wait until my kids are teens. YAY! let the taunting begin. i'm going to train for it now. i'll take notes off you if that's okay.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Oh, this hits WAAAy too close to home. Additional embarrassments: Asking directions, wearing a top that shows 0.5 square inches of skin surface area, laughing. Just plain existing, for that matter.

Do they NOT get that we're footing the bill here, people?

I repeatedly tell my boys that one of my primary objectives of motherhood right now is to embarrass them. That's just what I do.

Ellen said...

Amazing how our mere existence is embarassing to our children, that is until they need money!

Mental P Mama said...

Really. Footing the bill and all the crap. Thanks Baroness for reminding me. I wish I were a gerbil. I would have eaten them by now.

Joanie said...

Been there Done that.

It's so much fun.

I had a friend once whose husband annoyed her because he was breathing while he was eating. Hmm. Can you relate? I can...today...

Egghead said...

Isn't it grand knowing that you can embarrass your children with just breathing? That and playing loud music when you drive up to the school, keeping the doors locked and moving the car forward as they try to get in.....oh all the fun I had. I miss those days. Enjoy!

Tonjia said...

Hi! I just found your blog via Debbies blog. I just had to see the pic of you looking like Meryl Streep, and she is right!

I am a fellow "mental pause" sufferer and was the mom of a teen not too long ago.

you are on my favs, be back later!

Snooty Primadona said...

Oh Yeah. Paybacks are Hell, aren't they kids? LOL! Enjoy your payback time.

Flea said...

You didn't forget to breathe, did you?

WillThink4Wine said...

Yeah, quit breathing so much! I've got to point SisterDear3 to this... she's got 8 year old twins. Oh, my!