...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

my entire history with the opposite sex as played out in a 10 second conversation with my 14-year-old son following his first day of high school

Me: Did you miss me today?

Him: No.

Me: What?! I missed you all day! I thought about you a lot today!

Him: Honestly? I didn't think about you at all.

Me: Not even once?

Him: Nope.

Me: Really?

Him: Yep.

Me: .......

Him: .......

Me: Did you miss the dog?

Him: Definitely.

And just like that, I was transported back to high school, where my tenuous relationship with males took root.

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17 Comments:

Blogger Crazy Computer Dad said...

My son starts his first real day of high school just after labor day. He had an orientation day all day yesterday though. Seemed like he liked it just fine...but I'm pretty sure it was the exact same here, didn't think about me and missed the dog. :-) And that was even with an earthquake in the middle of the day.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:25:00 AM  
Blogger MadameQueen said...

Wow. Now I'm reliving MY high school relationship path. And part of college's if we're being honest.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:27:00 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

GAH! I've lived there all my life.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Brian @ Altering Habits said...

Overwhelmed with school?
Overwhelmed with a teacher?
Overwhelmed with that cute little thing in 2nd period class?

Oh hell - WE missed you. Does that count?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Bijoux said...

You know, I think you are on to something here. Lately, I feel as though I'm mooning over my 16 YO son, while he does everything in his power to ignore me. And then I had a dream where I saw a girl ALL OVER him with her hands in his pockets and I wanted to beat her up.

This is JUST like high school!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger Craig said...

Gee, on my first day of high school, I was just trying to learn my way around a huge new building, wondering if I was gonna be able to 'cut it at the next level', and hoping the football coach wouldn't kick my ass too bad in practice. . .

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

At least Craig's comment explains why they don't think of us...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 2:32:00 PM  
Blogger Legallyblondemel said...

You had me with the title, though for me it was college where this "I think of them / they don't think of me" dynamic took root.

Also, I want to star this post & remember to read it in approximately 13 years when my own wee boy will be starting high school / breaking my heart, etc.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 7:54:00 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

My first day of High School? Oye, nope didn't miss Mom one little bit. But, you know, there's reasons for that .....

As far as the opposite sex is concerned, yeah there's parallels ....

datinese .... huh, how fitting

Thursday, August 25, 2011 7:40:00 AM  
Blogger Logical Libby said...

Maybe thinking of you is just too painful, so he's taught himself to block it out.

Thursday, August 25, 2011 7:06:00 PM  
Blogger The Savage said...

I miss you all the time....

Friday, August 26, 2011 4:29:00 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

I think this defines 14 year old boys more than men in general, but then again....

Saturday, August 27, 2011 5:15:00 AM  
Blogger SadieSez said...

OMG, I so just learned this lesson from the Dude I Broke Up With. :)
Boys are just different. I'm learning this from my 8-year-old son, too.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 8:12:00 PM  
Blogger Kate Coveny Hood said...

HA! Hilarious. I think everything links back to high school. No matter how circuitous the route (6 degrees of Kevin Bacon for those of us who came of age in he '80s).

Last summer I heard myself telling the gorgeous life guard about my c-section with the twins and thought, "JESUS - 20 years later and I STILL don't know how to talk to high school boys."

Friday, September 02, 2011 5:38:00 PM  
Blogger lime said...

it's them, not you.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011 12:18:00 PM  
Blogger Homemaker Man said...

You order that boy to miss you. It's his duty.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Mindy von Gunten said...

Oh my word..I am seriously laughing out loud here in my kitchen...which at the moment is in Munich. You are funny. Seriously. Priceless. thanks for sharing. Mindy

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:40:00 AM  

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