Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

A little bit of motherly empathy on a winter's morn:
When should I tell her about that middle-aged narcolepsy/needing-a-nap-every-day/exhausted business she has to look forward to?

17 comments:

Nurse Nancy said...

I fell asleep during JBMs piano lesson yesterday....I was mortified when he woke me up and the next lesson was already there!

LL Cool Joe said...

Tell her to drink some Red Bull. When I do long sets when I dj (as in 6 hours) I have to drink a tin of Red Bull. I wouldn't recommend it for regular use but just to see her through a dead boring class!

Tammy said...

Poor thing... You can probably wait a while on the whole middle age napping thing, haha!

Emom said...

I am so very glad that my mother didn't tell me that I would not only loose all memory, but also the ability to concentrate on what was being said in my presence, or even to function through an entire task....now, what was I doing?.....smiles

Laura~peach~ said...

coffee... strong coffee...

TSannie said...

I remember those days, not so well, but I do remember them! Always embarrassing.

Trisha said...

Don't spoil her illusions that being a "grown up" is a good thing. She will learn the truth soon enough!

The Incredible Woody said...

Red Bull gives you wings!

Sally said...

Evidently I fell asleep through all my classes! DUH!! :)

Daryl said...

Poor Bird, maybe she needs to get more sleep at night and/or have a BIG hot coffee before class ..

judi said...

first thought ... are you sleeping at night? or write the paper as you go... like in don't mess with notes, just write a complete sentence for each point. ;)

Keetha said...

In ten years or so.

Bless her. She's trying!

Snooty Primadona said...

Some teachers just have a way of doing that to you.

Bueller? Ferris Bueller?

Kathleen... said...

Man, the narcolepsy used to get me in class too....and there's nothing worse than realizing all of your notes are in Sleep Scrawl! lol

Country Girl said...

I think this happens to everyone. It's probably why the teacher wants them to write a small paper on what they learned in class. To force them to stay awake. Hmmm. Clever.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Well, on the one hand if you tell her all the horrors now, she might not be able to enjoy her youth. On the other hand, if you tell her now, maybe she can become a lobbyist and work on getting us a mandatory 1-hour naptimes built into the work day.

Either/or.

Paxie said...

I'm sure you don't have to tell her Mama. You've already lead by example, right? :)