9 Apr 2008

When you were young, was it the old days?

I didn't physically hurt him or anything. I just stared at him hard and long:

Of course not!

Me thinks that little monkey known as B boy won't be repeating that question any time soon.

Although he's not the only one causing trouble at the moment. The Universe appears to be conspiring against me, since I also had to endure my just-born-yesterday eldest son going to a disco last night.

That's right, baby Christopher even showered, picked out a cool shirt, fixed up his hair with gel AND chose a leather necklace to wear, before he ran out the door on his way to the school to party all school night long.



I'm pretty sure there were no grade 5 discos in the olden days. Not that I'd know anything about that...

47 comments:

Stomper Girl said...

Yeah well good on you for putting him back in his box but you know, *whispers* it really was the olden days. I can remember when there were no computers, I remember upgrading to the very exciting colour television and life before microwaves. Sheesh. Practically the dark ages.

dkuroiwa said...

Good thing that B'Boy is so gosh darn cute, cause living on the edge like he is with comments like that could be dangerous for someone less charming!!!
I remember my first party like that in 6th grade...though we were finished by 11:30,it was great!
I remember waaaay before cassetes when there were 8-track tapes...aaahhhh...love those "old days"!!!

kim-d said...

Oh, poor B-Boy; he is doomed to just always blurting out the wrong thing, in the most innocent fashion ever--HAHAHA! What a sweet and funny kid. If he ever brings it up again, just tell him that no, YOU did not live in the olden days, but Auntie Kim did! :) And darn proud of it, too!

And now here's MY question for you--what is it like, EVERYDAY, to look into your own face, only it is on a 'tween boy body. "Baby" Christopher is just YOU all over again, Heidi--it is so cool! And he was LOOKING GOOD for his "Saturday Night Fever" debut. Please tell me you've heard of that movie--HA!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

He is your opposite-sex, much younger doppelganger! What is with 5th grade dances? Don't they still think the opposite sex has cooties? If not, they should.

Suzanne said...

Boy, it's a good thing he's so cute. Back in the old days, we didn't have any of these new-fangled fifth-grade discos!

Chantal said...

D and I had the 'you are old mommy' conversation just after my birthday. Nothing like that to make me look forward to the coming years! Hope he had fun at the dance!

LaskiGal said...

That kid is gonna be trouble! Dancin' boys just steal my heart!

LaskiGal said...

That kid is gonna be trouble! Dancin' boys just steal my heart!

Mary Beth said...

Cool shirt and hair gel? I wasn't nearly that with it back in the dark ages when I was in 5th grade:)

Dawn said...

What a question! I could see my daughter asking me the same thing though. I hope he had fun at the disco ;)

Beth said...

He is so handsome! And you are right...I don't remember any 5th grade dances on a school night back in the olden days. But it could just be my poor old memory...

Amy said...

He is charming! So handsome. I am asked a lot about the "olden days" too!!!

Misty said...

He's such a handsome little guy. I find myself torn between not being able to wait until Brother can pick out cool shirts and go to school dances and the throwing of myself onto the floor and sobbing at the loss of my pink-cheeked baby boy.

*Ahem*

Kathryn said...

He looks so handsome!
It is so heartbreaking how fast they grow up, isn't it? Ugh.

Cathy said...

What a doll! I bet he didn't lack for dance partners.

Mrs. Annie said...

Gee, the bruises don't even show. Snicker, snort.

Amy Y said...

Hee hee :)
Proud of you for keeping your cool, Mama.
And oh, how handsome he looks! I bet he broke all the girls' hearts, that lil stinker!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

It was the old days, and my kids don't let me forget it.

Robyn said...

OMG, Christopher is so handsome. Girl, you are going to be in plenty of trouble if only in the 5th grade he's already learned to shower, pick out a cool shirt, AND a necklace. Rico Suave all the way.

I can't image what he'll be like in high school.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

You didn't hear of kiddie disco? ha ha. Yea I don't think kids were that into it, even in the days.

Shari said...

My 13-year-old daughter tells me to "get with it". (roll eyes with a sigh) Yes, I am sooooo old, it's ancient history for me and I am not so "hip".

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Poor Mom! He looks so blinkin' cute though. I can't get over how much he looks like you, Heidi.
Have a great one,
K

LoriD said...

The leather necklace is killing me. Grade 5. Oh dear.

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

Grade five....I so remember those days. Thinking the boy next to me was cute and playing tag was our form of flirting. There was a dance once but I didn't get to go....I dreamed of it though..maybe he would have held my hand. Not likely though, he probably would have poked me or yanked a pony tail then run off waiting to get chased.
Fun and innocent times...I hope the same of yours!
;)

Kellan said...

Oh, what a cute post and what a cute boy - he is adorable!!! I'm sure he wouldn't want to hear that, but he is just too cute for words!! I hope he had fun! SEe ya - Kellan

My Ice Cream Diary said...

My 5 year old son likes to ask me about by childhood by saying, "Mom, back many, many, many, many, lotsa years ago, did you ______?" It wasn't THAT many years ago, was it?

I am so not ready for my oldest to start primping for evening activities that don't include me. I will take this as a reminder to enjoy the few years of peace I have left.

Aliki2006 said...

Ha! I've gotten that "old days" comment many times. Grrr...

And your boy is so handsome! With a sparkle in his eye and everything!

Jen M. said...

The fact that you didn't resort to violence is quite impressive ;)

Rima said...

He is going to be such a heartbreaker!

Also, everyone knows that the old days was when daddy was young.

Alpha DogMa said...

When I was 10 we went to Disneyland. We were waiting in line to buy tickets and I asked my mom -- IN A VERY LOUD VOICE SO EVERYONE IN LINE COULD HEAR-- if she could get a senior's citizen discount.

She was 36.

How I survived I will never know.

CC said...

did you have to walk up hill in the snow both ways? LOL!

Ginaagain said...

When my brother was five he asked my mother what she used to feed the dinosaurs when she was a kid. thirty five years later he still hasn't lived it down.

E said...

Olden days...oh boy. Does knowing all the dances in Sturday Night Fever count.? Remember the bump???
..Oh geez....

MamaGeek said...

Oh my, you do realize they are just preparing you for the teenage years, right?

What a cutie!

BeachMama said...

J has been calling Hubby and I 'Old' for the last two days. I am sure he would consider it the 'old days' for us too.

Congrat on the first disco night, they grow up so fast.

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

HA! Kids that age think the olden days are yesterday! :-)

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

He's so handsome! You must be feeling so proud, and not the least bit old.

You look great BTW in your Prague picture ;)

Julie Pippert said...

Oh but he looked so cute asking it! And *no* Laura Ingalls Wilder lived in the olden days. Us? It was just a minute ago.

Nadine said...

He's really handsome! You don't have to worry about a thing until he starts using Axe deodorant.

MadMad said...

Well, at least you didn't have to chaperone at the disco. Cuz that would make you feel old... even though you're not, really. Really. You're not.

Anne said...

Ah...Aging...

I'm over 40 now and have decided that I am liking the 40's way more than the 20's and 30's.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Although I must say that it is freaking me out that my son's feet...that just 6 months ago our grew my shoe size..have now outgrown his fathers shoe size.

He's just 14! He has years to grow yet.

Well... I guess in the end he will make his bride very happy!

LOL

Karen MEG said...

Awww, lucky you didn't hurt him LOL!

I can't get over how much Christopher has grown in a relatively short while ... wow!! Where's the little boy? And he really is looking more and more like his mama...

Liam is always asking whether the music that Ian and I are listening to is OLD or new. And if we say it's older (like 80's, retro, whatever) his next question is always ... "and the singer, is he still alive? He's dead, right?".

Not everyone is Elvis, little guy :)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Watch out LADIES....he's a handsome one! :)


You may be in trouble in a few years! :)

Valarie said...

Ahhh! Parties..?? Dances?? I don't even want to think about that. He certainly looks all spiffed up. Watch out ladies, we have a heartbreaker on our hands!

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Oh, how can you stand it? I cringe thinking of the days yet to come :) He's a handsome boy.

As for discos...I would definitely qualify for your son's comment regarding age...and yet I had discos in 5th grade. They weren't anything big, usually held at the end of the school day. But then again, I grew up in California...and we're a bit strange to begin with :)

thirtysomething said...

He is very handsome, that boy of yours!

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