Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday 55 & Da Count-Having More Fun Than I Thought


FRIDAY 55


Straw Hat: $0.0

Sunglasses $0.0

Zinc Oxide: $0.0

Husband's Hawaiian Shirt: $0.0

Kid's Leis: $0.0

Mom's Camera: $0.0

Fanny Pack: $0.0

My Plaid Bermuda Shorts: $0.0 (That's right, I really do wear them.)

Black Socks: $0.0

Sneakers:$0.0


Mortifying a carpool of teenagers when you pick them up immediately after the Halloween party at work: Priceless




DA COUNT


I really did not much care about dressing up for the Halloween party. My coworkers have been buzzing for a couple of weeks about their costumes. They wanted to know what I was doing. I really didn't care. All I knew was I wasn't spending a cent on a costume. When I walked in they all nearly fell over laughing. That was a good start. One of the chiropractors laughed every time she looked at me because she said I reminded her so much of her parents. Scary thought, huh? Wednesdays are more than a wee tad crazy because I have to zoom out of the office the minute it closes in order to pick up the carpool kids. That means I had no time to change. The looks on the faces of the kids when they got into the van were fantastic. They ranged from amusement to horror to thinly veiled disgust to utter embarrassment. Calypso made sure I knew none of them wanted to get in the car with me. Ah well, one of the joys of having teens is being able to horrify them on occasion.

28 comments:

Chef Kar said...

I loved it! Most definitely a priceless 55 for the day. I always enjoy subtle and harmless embarrassment of the kids. I think the last time it happened was during a family trip to Hawaii (complete with aloha shirt, lei and bermuda shorts) singing Karaoke!

Have a great Halloween.

You'll find 55 ~ Skipping Stones posted.

Beach Bum said...

Calypso made sure I knew none of them wanted to get in the car with me.

My son's friends say the same thing when my wife picks them up. Not me though, I'm the "cool" parent.

Brian Miller said...

ha. love it! just remind them of their younger years...teen years are for our pay back. smiles. priceless 55!

mine is up!

Dr.John said...

Adults can be so cruel. Those poor kids will never live it down.Never!
'Fantastic 55
I have finished my 55.
You’ll find it

HERE.
.
But it’s a groaner.

Jazz said...

What's the point of teenagers if you can't humiliate them by your very existence once in a while...

Craver Vii said...

Good for you; parents of teens are entitled to mortification privileges! I am proud to exercise those rights frequently. The sad thing is though, when they (and their friends) start getting used to it, and go on to one-up their twisted paternal units. Yes, on occasion I have been out-mortified and had to retreat. Sssickos! (I blame the parents.)

Today's word verification: gonablog
Aww gee, they missed one "n."

Desmond Jones said...

"One of the chiropractors laughed every time she looked at me because she said I reminded her so much of her parents."

Ain't it wonderful? Like the first time the cute young cashier at the grocery store calls you 'Sir'. . .

And heck, embarrassing your teenagers because you're finally un-self-conscious enough not to care what anybody else thinks, is one of the very best perks of mature adulthood (uh, so-called)

;)

S said...

Score one huge revenge point for the moms!


I love driving LR to school in my pjs and slippers....


If I hurry I can get into a tourist costume for this mornings drive to school!


Awesome that you gave so many laughs and erm stuff!

Alice Audrey said...

ROFLMAO!!! OMG, what a great idea! I gotta do it.

EmBee said...

"Horrifying teens"... Just one more service offered by the 'House of Lime' heh!
:-)

P.S. Maybe you can get a job at 'Frightland' next season.

snowelf said...

I cannot wait for my chilis to be teenagers.

Okay, I can. For a little bit. ;)

But still...what fun I will have with them...

--snow

Mark Leslie said...

Reading your hilarious blog posts - also priceless! Thanks for the laughs! :)

Moannie said...

I don't think I embarrass my kids any more-they expect me to be a bit dememnted.

Shame really. One day I should post about going to LM's boarding school for parents day in a rather transparent top.

G-Man said...

Thats a costume?
You are so funny Lime....
You Rock Everything East and South of Erie!!!!
Have a Quiet and Relaxing Week-End!
Relaxing...:P

lecram said...

Strange for a theatre person... but I've been off "dressing up" for Halloween altogether for the past few years.

Though I have to say your "costume" sounds like a hoot and a half.

Have a good and safe one.

jillie said...

It's moments like this, I really do wish I had kids for that reason. To embarrass the hell out of them. I mean, come on....how can I ever embarrass my pets? sheeesh!

That is sooooooo freakin funny. LOVED the picture!

DianeCA said...

Oh horrifying teens is our right as mothers. Its kind of like evening things out from that time they pooped out their diaper and into our open toed shoe,or when they say "That dress doesn't make you look so fat Mommy."

Ananda girl said...

Moments like that are sublime. hee hee

secret agent woman said...

Hey! Where's the picture?

secret agent woman said...

Oh! I should have started from earlier ratehr than working my way down.

Ni-i-i-i-i-ce!

for a different kind of girl said...

If I had to dress up for Halloween for work, I'd have to call in sick that day. I have zero creativity in costume department, which explains why my boys have been wearing the same ones they have for the past three years!

Moosekahl said...

The reactions are what makes the whole thing priceless for sure! Glad you could expand their horizons for the week :)

Jocelyn said...

I wish you'd left the car idling, cranked some Santana, and jumped out to do a little of your patented butt wiggle around the parking lot...just to show them what REAL embarrassment feels like.

Kat said...

Hahaha!!! That is AWESOME! I look forward to embarrassing my kids. As a teen I wasn't easily embarrassed (how disappointing for my folks!) so I hope my kids don't take after me in that area and ruin all my fun. ;)

RennyBA's Terella said...

Sounds like great fun....... at least for the teens :-)

Happy Halloween!

Lolly said...

You're such a good mom!

Hilary said...

It's part of the package to embarrass our kids. Better still if we embarrass their friends too. Good job!

James Goodman said...

lol, sorry I'm so late getting here, but that was a great 55. I wish you could've captured the look on their faces in a picture. :D