This evening, my 18 year old son, my hubby and I are going to Junior Senior Banquet, the genteel home-school version of prom. Fancy clothes, fancy dinner, pictures, talent show, folk dancing. My son and I have been looking forward to it for weeks.   My hubby, not so much.

This afternoon my hubby and I were discussing what he should wear. He jokingly tossed out the idea of a t-shirt and jeans with a suit coat. I laughed and said no way.

“Who am I trying to impress, anyway?” he said, eyes twinkling teasingly.

“Your wife!” I said with a grin, a poke in the ribs, and a kiss.

From across the room came the wry voice of our 12 year old son.  “Well, that never works.”

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  1. Oh gosh, sorry about that! Kids have such a way of putting zingers out there, don’t they? My toddler daughter told me the other day I was fat! ouch!

    • Oh, yes, they are painfully honest! My beautiful, now, 17 yr old daughter, was shopping with me once when she was about 9. I had been running about 45 miles a week in preparation for a marathon….was trying on a pair of pants, and asked her if they made my behind look big? Really wasn’t looking for an answer, but just trying to keep her talking with me (and maybe looking for a tad of affirmation). She looked, and paused, and said, “yeh, kind of!” Wonder what she thinks now that I’m 50 and not running as much! I won’t ask! Such a fun story though!

  2. Extra chores for that boy! (Hope the dance was fun, anyway!)

  3. I would suggest that a 12 year old, no matter how awesome, doesn’t necessarily see the whole picture. I saw your “Good Man” post in January. Clearly, he can and does impress you and many others as well. 🙂

    • Yeah, our boy has seen us smooching often enough that he knows I’m plenty impressed with my hubby. But it was a funny moment. 🙂

      • It was a funny moment. I’ve had a few moments like that with my own teens. You know they are just playing with you and you can’t help but laugh. 🙂

  4. I think the jeans, t-shirt and suitcoat would have been dead sexy ;o)

    LOVED the photo you posted to facebook!

  5. lol

  6. Kids always know what to say at just the right/wrong moment. Gotta love em

  7. Lol! I can relate to living with the budding humor of a 12 year old. It’s pretty funny what they come up with.

    The funniest are the times he tries to explain to his 10 year old brother (using barely understood words) things he has learned during his vast experience observing women. Lol!