You know how memories can just suddenly pop in your head. That happened to me tonight and I thought, hey, I could make a post out of it. So take a trip down memory lane with me. It just may bring a chuckle!
Parenting is hard, there is no question about that! The teen years especially! The years where they want to see what all they can pull over on Mom and Dad. It happens to all parents, where our teens do manage to pull the wool over our eyes, but then there are also the times where they get found out!
It was several years ago now when I was at Walmart, standing in the Customer Service line to return an item. A lady called my name, and I turned around. I saw the parent of one of my daughter’s friend coming towards me. We greeted each other and she asked how my husband was doing. I said he was fine. Then this is the conversation that followed.
Other Mom: “Is he out of the hospital now? What did the Dr. say?”
Me: “The hospital?”
Other Mom: “Yes, your husband was in the hospital last weekend, right?”
Me: “Umm…No.. he wasn’t. ” ( looking very confused!)
Other Mom: “Well I thought that’s why my daughter spent the weekend at your place, to help your daughter not worry about him.”
Me: (Looking even more perplexed) “Your daughter wasn’t at my place this past weekend.”
Other Mom: (looking like a deer in headlights) “Are you sure?”
Me: ( figuring things out now and trying not to laugh at that question) “I am positive that your daughter was not at my house any time this past weekend!”
By now the customer ahead of me and the one behind me were both hiding smiles as it was dawning on everyone what was going on. The Mom I had been talking too, just looked at me as her face started changing expressions, and our conversation came to a quick end, as she started walking very fast. I kind of felt sorry for her daughter. I also couldn’t wait to get home and ask my husband how his hospital visit went, when my daughter was in the room!
So does this bring back memories of your childhood, and times you got caught? Or times you caught your children in the act? Like little toddlers, when they have chocolate smeared all over their face, and say “I didn’t have a cookie!”