*cue in the Willie Nelson 8-track*
I was on the pick up duty part of a car-pool the other night.
My son and a few of his best friends were at, yet another, Bar Mitzvah. This one, however, to my IMMENSE relief…had no girls and no dancing. Which meant, no GRINDING!! It was at Game Works located in Great Lakes Crossing of Auburn Hills. THE perfect place for video game addicted teen-aged boys, if you ask THIS mommy!
As I was saying, I picked up my son and two of his friends. They all piled into my car, strung out on too much caffeine and too many video games. Did I mention, smelling a little on the gamey side?
Suddenly, and quite randomly, my sons best friend exclaims, “My wall paper. It’s JUST WRONG!!”
And the other boys starting giggling slap happily with their voices cracking. Punching each other playfully.
“I didn’t realize you had wallpaper in your room.” I responded. Because seriously, that’s what I thought he was talking about. What can I say. Sometimes, I’m completely clueless.
My son SNORTED. Yes, all my children snort. They take after me. And yes, I’m very proud of that fact.
He explains, “Mom. The wallpaper on his cell phone, duh. It’s like a screen saver for your computer.”
“Aha!” I exclaimed. I get the screen saver thing. That…I understand.
He goes on to explain further, “It’s a picture of the crease,” he can barely finish, the rest of his sentence broken up by chortling and yes, snorting “of his elbow. With. A. Finger. In. It. And it just. Looks. WRONG.”
The boys explode in fits of hysterical laughter.
“Oh. Em. Geee!!” I exclaim.
“Oh, give me a break, Mom. We’re teenagers! What did you expect?”
And the other two chime in with a yeah and a duh.
Only, I just wasn’t ready for it to creep up on me so fast!