Folding, spindeling, and mutilating lauguage for fun since Aug, 2004
Saturday, 10 November 2007

Should I be disturbed that there are girls calling at 8:30 PM at night asking to speak with my 10-year-old boy?

Is this just what the young whipper-snappers do now-a-days?

Is it my age that makes this seem wrong, my strict upbringing, or is it just that girl-children these days have turned into cheap floozies?

As always, my response is that he's busy, and can I take a message?

"Just tell him so-an-so called."  Giggle, hang up.


Does he need this kind of attention?  I don't think so.  Not at ten.


Saturday, 10 November 2007 20:53:11 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [3] | #
Sunday, 11 November 2007 13:33:55 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Welcome to the club, Trees.

Alex started getting calls around that age. Now he has a fan club showing up for his performances in "Seussical" at the high school. Four girls showed up (whom Avindair and I knew well), with handmade signs to spell out "BRUNO!". That doesn't count the others that call. I've lost count. *sigh*

The girls told us he was "smexy". (For dumb parents out there, like me, they said it means "mad sexy".) Only one of the girls who'd known him longest said she couldn't think of "Bruno" as smexy, but that he WAS adorable.

He's 15.

I feel a migraine coming on.
Sunday, 11 November 2007 18:33:01 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
That's the curse of having attractive sons. For all you know, your little one has been placing calls to the homes of certain 10 year old girls ;)
Monday, 12 November 2007 08:06:49 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
My son is fifteen, too. He started getting calls around the age of 10 or 11. Not so many, though. We reacted the same way you did, take a message and hang up. At fourteen, he started getting a lot more calls, many of them at 10:00 - 11:00 pm, some of them even later. I love their reactions when they call that late on a school night and I remind them what time it is and then ask, "Why are you still up?" My son is not allowed to take calls after nine on school nights. He is in bed every school night by 9:30.

Of course, that doesn't mean he doesn't try to sneak out sometimes. Trust me, my wife and I are grabbing the "Oh My God!" handle because he is taking us on a wild ride! Prepare yourselves! Be afraid... be very afraid.
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