Joan Crawford‘s got nothing on me. Just ask the wee small girl child that lives here with us. Keelan is 17 and has some unusual ideas of good parenting. She had a friend drop in to visit her last night about 9:30 and she and this other little girl sat in here, (the riff-raff room…where the teenagers hang out at my house) and visited and talked and giggled. The usual. Then at about 10:00 I came in here and talked to them. Keelan popped up and said that she was thinking about going camping. Oh. OK, with (insert friend’s name here)? Well, yes. With her. “When?” I ask. “Right now.” After playing 20 questions like this to the tune of 136 questions I finally gathered that her friend had gone to the Texas City dike in a camper with another friend of theirs that I have never even met and said friend’s parents. She had just left the camp site to “go home and catch a shower”. So the thinking here is that she will swing by at 10:00pm and pick up Keelan and take her to spend the night with her and all these other people that I have never even met. When I told Keelan that I would have to talk to them on the phone I got the response I was looking for, cause there was no way she was going. She did all the requisite stomping, whining, and fuming, explaining that it was stupid to do that and totally embarrassing to her and “How COULD I?” Etc. And then, per normal procedure, she said, “FINE! I just won’t go!” To which I said, “Fine.”, and was secretly very smug.
Now who’s a bad mom and who’s a clever mom? OK, in the name of justice I guess I should add, who’s a bad, clever, mom? I think I am a badass clever mom.
In other world shaking news, my dear brother of Squidspot fame has relocated an award I recieved a good while back from my good friend Trannyhead over at Law School Sucks, and so do lawyers. It is now in the sidebar as it should be. I really should stay on top of these things, but, alas, my housekeeping, er… “skills” are carried on over to my blogdom. Such is life. I am not going to complain cause hey, he got it done. Yea, Cam!