Monday, June 15, 2009

He needs me!

Mr. Funny is a funny, funny boy. He finally admitted he LIKES to take those standardized tests. He considers them a challenge though speaking of challenges, he seems to be most challenged by the art of making a bed.

This past weekend, Mr. Funny took the ACT again in an attempt to raise the score because apparently he won't be happy until he has a perfect one. And then we packed and ran errands and did laundry to get Mr. Funny ready to go to the 6 week Honor's Program. He'll be living in the dorms with 699 other high achievers who probably get the same thrill from the SAT and ACT that Mr. Funny does. He'll be the one with the horse mask.

Dropping him off wasn't emotional at all. Nope. And I didn't lose any sleep worrying if he'd remember to wear his shower shoes or change to clean underwear. While I'm proud of him for accomplishments and his independence, sometimes a mother just needs to be needed for something besides her ability to lift her wallet.

After we left, he called! It appears that he does need me! Yup, he needs me to drive to the store and get a ping pong paddle. Apparently, paddles are not included with the ping pong table in the recreation room.

What the heck? Is it 1975 again? I've been wondering if he needs a headband and some striped tube socks to go with the ensemble. What do you think?

25 comments:

Hit 40 said...

Forest Gump in training with the ping pong table?? Maybe, he will bring you home some shrimp.

dana said...

Go get that boy a ping pong paddle and rejoice that he didn't request rolling papers and a syringe. You're a proud mama and should be.

Candice said...

Ha! Yeah, what Dana said. :)

smiles4u said...

Over the last couple of years ping pong got really big and popular with the teens around here. My son actually became quite obessesed with it and by the sounds of it, they get pretty competetive. So did you go pick him up some paddles? And a head band and some tube socks?

Jan said...

I was in awe for most of this post, thinking "Wow...a mom who is needed for something besides her bank account..."

Then I got to the part about the ping pong paddle. I'm glad to know it's just not MY kids.

only a movie said...

Ping pong is my favorite. I'm glad Mr. Funny is embarking on such a challenging and fun summer!

darsden said...

Hilarious...and where have you been woman. Tube stripe socks are back...I just got 4 pairs last week...soooo 1970's I couldn't refuse them, but it's just too friggin hot to wear!

darsden said...

smart boy if you ask me...ping pong is where the A/C is...he ain't going out to skate board LOL toooo hot!

K13 said...

Oh i say definitely get the sweatband and tube socks to go with!!!

Gaston Studio said...

I didn't know tube socks had gone out of style! And I agree with Dar, ping pong is where it's cool so he's a very smart boy besides being such a funny one!

Chris said...

I don't know why, but I find that "ping pong paddle" request to be simply adorable and endearing. Here he is, off on his own, and he needs you for ping pong.

I'm confused by my reaction to this, really, but it's just so "human" and real.

Kristina P. said...

Oh, I totally remember taking the ACT twice, and it not making a bit of difference.

Good luck!

beth said...

please please please tell us you got him the tube socks and headbands and post pictures! too funny!

Michel said...

OH man! He's going to meet a girl named Baby whose going to bring him to her dad because the slutty dancer needs an abortion. Or, he'll drop the spirit stick and be cheer-cursed.

Could go either way.

otin said...

Ping and Pong were pandas in some cartoon that I cannot recall, it may have been the animated brady bunch, damn am I old! LOL!

anymommy said...

Wow, I ran from those standardized tests like they bit me - he sounds amazing. So glad the drop off went well.

Kulio said...

I LOVE IT!!!

Love that in their down time they are not playing mindless video games. You got a winner!

Southern Drawl said...

Adorable...I hated tests but some of mine have also seen it as a challenge...This is so sweet...

M.J. said...

Your son will always need you...he just doesn't know it yet. I think it takes most kids until their first year or two really on their own to realize [read:admit] just how much they needed mom.

Chris said...

Otin, you're exactly right, Ping and Pong were the panda on the Brady cartoon, along with the dog Moptop. I am very embarrassed to know that.

carma said...

See, he DOES love you and miss you or he would have never sent you on the all important Ping Pong Paddle Mission

bernthis said...

isn't it crazy? part of you is like yay! and the other part is like what? Are you kidding?

H.K. said...

You'll know if it's 1975 if your son tells you to get shorts that are waaaay above the knee, then you know you slipped back into time!

Optimistic Pessimist said...

It's good to be needed. even if it's only for a ping pong paddle!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Are you sayin it's not fashionable for me to jog my neighborhood with my tubesocks and headband?

Yay! for Mr. Funny. He's gonna save the world one day. One joke at a time! (with a ping pong paddle, of course.)