Must Have Been One Of Those Blue Moons I’ve Heard Tell Of…

7 Jan

…I silenced a teenager today. 

Spud came in from school and as usual didn’t listen to a thing I said (okay, it was all orders; but that’s not the point, is it?).  I followed him into the lounge and started that forced-out panting pregnant women do.

S: What are you doing?
M: Wasting my breath.
S: Why?
M: Thought I might as well carry on because I wasted it telling you to turn the hall light off.
S: … … …

A small victory, but I’ll take them where I can get them.

17 Responses to “Must Have Been One Of Those Blue Moons I’ve Heard Tell Of…”

  1. slpmartin January 7, 2011 at 22:49 #

    Oh..the joy of life with a teenager…have you considered
    Scotch. 🙂


  2. alienhippy January 7, 2011 at 22:53 #

    What a good looking lad you have there!!
    You are so very funny, I have had my boy talking none stop today, he’s just been in one of his nutty professor moods. Even his girlfriend told him to shut-up.
    Mine always leaves lights on too, and doors open, and shoes at the bottom of the stairs…and, and, and, etc.
    Love the post…btw.
    Love and hugs.
    Lisa. xx 🙂


    • Tilly Bud January 8, 2011 at 10:52 #

      Thank you Lisa – he’ll be so pleased with your comment because he’s convinced he’s not good looking and my compliments are just motherly bias.

      I think all mothers could probably swap their teenagers and not notice any difference in their lives; it’s like they hit thirteen and something says, ‘be as awkward as possible to your parents’.


  3. vivinfrance January 7, 2011 at 23:25 #

    He was being considerate: he didn’t you to fall over in the dark – ill-lit spaces being a serious cause of household accidents! I expect that’s his story and he’s sticking to it!


    • Tilly Bud January 8, 2011 at 10:53 #

      I’m sure it will be once he reads your comment 🙂 As his bag in the dark hallway was the cause of my last fall, you & he have a point.


  4. gigihawaii January 7, 2011 at 23:54 #

    Haha! Funny! I would have had a few choice words had he been my son!


    • Tilly Bud January 8, 2011 at 10:54 #

      At this age it’s like they’re covered in a protective shield that makes the moans bounce off them.


  5. musings January 8, 2011 at 00:16 #

    Oh gosh… I remember those days! Thank goodness, he grew up and actually became more human.


  6. flo January 8, 2011 at 01:47 #

    The Oil of Olay has stopped working! Spud looks very grown up and handsome! In my head he’s still six, like I’m still 27 x


    • Tilly Bud January 8, 2011 at 10:56 #

      I know; I couldn’t believe that photo of Megan.

      I never reached 27; I’m 19.



  7. poetcolette January 8, 2011 at 01:58 #

    Thanks for the tip! I’ll get to try it out this very day, I’m sure!


  8. earlybird January 8, 2011 at 10:27 #

    I love the vision of you standing forced panting!


  9. 365days2play January 15, 2011 at 06:24 #

    That’s a good one!


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