A Tale Of Two Parents

25 Mar

The Hub wears a new t-shirt to the play and is ‘awesome’, ‘best dad ever’, admired by all of Spud’s friends.

I pay a teacher a compliment and I’m banned from ever speaking to anyone Spud ever knows for the rest of his life, ever.

Here’s the Hub’s shirt:


Here’s my compliment to Godspell’s choreographer:

Wow!  Spud told me the dancing was really naff but I think it’s great!

I don’t understand Spud at all.

39 Responses to “A Tale Of Two Parents”

  1. misswhiplash March 25, 2014 at 13:44 #

    I think I can understand his point of view


  2. jmgoyder March 25, 2014 at 13:50 #

    You are so adorable!


  3. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com March 25, 2014 at 13:55 #

    Ahem, I’m with Spud on this one!


    • The Laughing Housewife March 25, 2014 at 13:56 #



      • parentsfriend March 25, 2014 at 14:02 #

        I was banned from dancing and my hub from speaking. Now both are tolerated, but then the eldest just turned 40 and it took almost that long for the bans to be lifted. Pinned this on my Board Parent Speak. Thank you as always. Laughter is the of my 12 Easy Exercises. and you are one of my honorary Emotional Fitness Trainers.


  4. katharinetrauger March 25, 2014 at 14:11 #

    Shoot. I don’t even know what “naff” means, and my computer just red-lined it…sighs. :mrgreen:


  5. jatwood4 March 25, 2014 at 14:28 #

    Great shirt! Spud is 14 now? Anyway, he has reached THAT age, hasn’t he.


  6. Grannymar March 25, 2014 at 15:16 #

    Did Spud leave home? No. Then you have no need worry!


  7. laurieanichols March 25, 2014 at 15:35 #

    I tell you; these children, you birth them, your nurse them and keep them safe during their formative years and you say one thing and BOOM you are banned from speaking. I tell you. 😉


  8. judyt54 March 25, 2014 at 18:45 #

    when we went anywhere when I was about fourteen I rode in the backseat of the car so no one would think i was With Her.

    Parents, quite unwittingly, have a way of embarrassing the hell out of their kids, who are already so self-conscious about hands and hair and nose and their entire body as well as those dorky shoes you make them wear (and have the nerve to point out that YOU wanted them and BEGGED us for them) and here you are showing all your teeth when you smile and smiling and speaking and talking to my friends…in front of me…
    Basically, he’ll get over it. He’ll remember this time when, in about 20 years, he has the same thing happen to him with his own kids…and you will be there to remind him.


    • The Laughing Housewife March 25, 2014 at 20:25 #

      Thank you for the comfort…but I must confess, it was tactless of me. But don’t tell him I admitted that!


  9. sharechair March 25, 2014 at 19:25 #



  10. Tom Merriman March 25, 2014 at 21:36 #

    Poor Spud…


  11. slpmartin March 25, 2014 at 23:56 #

    Hmm…I’m afraid I’ll have to side with Spud and his friends on this one. 🙂


  12. benzeknees March 26, 2014 at 00:12 #

    Parents are always embarrassing, no matter what age! Have some Maltesers to console yourself!


  13. Al March 26, 2014 at 01:27 #

    What benzeknees said.


  14. Rorybore March 26, 2014 at 03:06 #

    I had to look that one up. which makes me feel truly “naff.”
    In principle I should probably side with Spud – except I am well aware I am prone to the same kind of gaffes. (now, that one I knew.)


  15. SchmidleysScribbling March 26, 2014 at 12:57 #

    Have you read Jude’s book…recently published by fillers of Godspell?


  16. Three Well Beings March 28, 2014 at 06:42 #

    Mothers and sons…especially when the son is performing as Judas! He’s probably not too stable right now. 🙂


  17. Hattie March 28, 2014 at 21:36 #

    It’s simple: Everything is your responsibility, but keep your mouth shut.


  18. the Squishy Monster March 30, 2014 at 05:45 #

    Y’all are a riot!!



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    […] fun at him, however: Alex, who thought the modern dancing he did in Godspell was naff (and read here for how I let that slip to the choreographer), is going to TAP DANCE without benefit of any […]


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