Thursday, May 14, 2009

You know you're too old to parent when. . .

. . . you suspect your 12-year-old is wearing eye makeup, but you have to put your reading glasses on to be sure.

. . . you lecture the kids about how wasteful it is to use an entire bottle of stain remover in less than a week (like they even do laundry?) and then realize it's the old bottle because the new one is in the bag of groceries you left in the car last week. (At least it wasn't pork chops this time.)

. . . you wake with a start and see by the clock that it is 2 a.m., so you reach for the phone, call your child's cell phone and say, "WHY aren't you home by now?" And they replay, "I am. I'm in my bedroom sleeping."

My kids are already choosing my nursing home.

12 comments:

Joanne said...

Oh I laughed at each one of these! Did these all really happen to you? It reads a little like an Erma Bombeck column!

Judy said...

Oh, Karen!

This is TOO TOO funny!

Of course, things like this NEVER happen to me. No. Never ever.

;D

Scrappy Kay said...

Karen,

VERY funny! And all too true . . . I find myself quite challenged as a 49-year-old mom to a 9-year-old boy! Good thing he's sharp and willing to find all the things I misplace.

diana said...

oh how i can relate. too funny. and my kids are always finding ways to remind me just how old i am =)

Renna said...

Karen, that was hysterical! I remember a similar event with my son (home sleepng) when he was younger. ;-Þ

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

These are all too funny! Love that about the cell phone :) I'm afraid I'm like that now, more and more, with having to get my reading glasses. Ugh. :)

Have a great day!

Bill said...

Thanks for the laughs today!

Susanne said...

LOL. Dare I say I totally relate!

Jen said...

LOL! Madison isnt wearing eyeliner or mascara yet but boy does she want too....and the fact you called your kid is killing me....lol...

Joyce said...

Oh, that is so funny! I do the same sorts of things! The one about the cell phone is awesome. :P

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Did you really call your child at 2am??? That is stinking hilarious...although I'm sure it wasn't so funny to him at the time! LOL!

And for the record, I'm only laughing because it sounds like something I would do!

Xandra

gail@more than a song said...

I LOVE these Karen! I hate to say I relate and have done most of these to some extent or another! too funny.