Friday, August 08, 2008

Random Thoughts

So Cougar Woman took Big Kid out today. Lots of different things have happened in this sphere during the last couple of weeks, but I'm going to skip over the gory details.

Suffice it to say, Big Kid has learned:

That Cougar Woman will take him out to his favorite and expensive sushi restaurant frequently, and buy him cigarettes when we won't. I guess that falls in the realm of what sugah mommas do.

He's also learned that if he pisses us off and we tell her to either a) make him call his grandfather for a place to stay or b) drop him off at the homeless shelter, but NOT to bring him back to our home....

That she isn't willing to put him up at her place other than once in a blue moon on her cat-hair-covered couch. The end. He either has to work it out with us or she'll drop him off at the shelter.

Anyway, the plan today was that they were going to see a matinee and catch a meal here in our mountain town so that she wouldn't have to race to get him home before her eyeballs failed her (and believe me, I sympathize---I've been having some problems my own night vision in the last year).

Turns out that they went to the sushi restaurant and to the mall to window shop down in the city. But she got him home before it got too dark for her to drive.

Big Kid: "We went to a little oriental shop and looked at samurai swords. Boy, do I want one of those!"

Me: (struggling to say something and groaning inside---just what we need! ANOTHER sword--my Ex-FIL gave him a family one on graduation--that we'll have to hide so he won't freak out and cut our heads off some night while we're sleeping) Uh, I don't think you're supposed to say that any more. It's not politically correct.

Big Kid: "What, I'm not supposed to say 'Oriental'?"

Me: Yes.

Big Kid: "Well what am I supposed to call it?"

Me: Heck, I don't know! Maybe Asian? Maybe you could just call the shop by its name?

Big Kid: But that IS the name! It's called "A Little Oriental Shop!"

Doh! I give up. I'm so confused! LOL


ntsc said...

I am impressed with you. My wife and I only had/have to deal with one and he is educatable and self supporting.

He also lived in a residence from 7th grade on.

Your posts help me.

Jennifer McKenzie said...

I don't know how you're doing this. You're my hero.

mrsb said...

LOL, how are you supposed to teach your kids what is "appropriate" and "politically correct" when people are out there naming them shops like that? Hahahaha!

Cougar woman might not be the girl you hoped for your son, but at least she seems to be trying to help him understand the basic rules of your home -- piss us off and you need to find another place to stay. Who knows, maybe she will end up helping him become a little more willing to take responsibility for himself.

Stinkypaw said...

You're a strong mama, that's for sure!

Chris H said...

Ahhh... sometimes ya just can't win with kids... little ones or big ones! Had to laugh about the night vision bit... I got that problem... SADNESS.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you are being very clear with "the rules" of this new relationship. I admire you....I learn from you...and I hope this plays out in a positive way. I'm starting to really get that so much is out of our control.


La La said...

I think your writing is amazing! You are so damn funny about it all, and I know it really isn't that funny to be dealing with a "sugah momma."

Your attitude is refreshing, and the way you put it into words, well, it's just freakin' brilliant!

Anonymous said...

You're dealing with this Cougar Woman situation remarkably well. I would be a nervous wreck.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh so funny! Your kid is being PC or "correct" anyway and you don't even know it!!!! Been there myself.

I kind of hope Big Kid doesn't wear out his welcome with Sugar Mama.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I hope you are able to work something out.

I really don't know how you keep your sense of humor through all of this!

You are quite a woman!

Big Pissy said... really ARE quite a woman!

I admire you so much for handling all that you do..and with such a great sense of humor. :)

Traceytreasure said...

There's an Asian restaurant called Kumfukmi too! I've seen the picture!! If I find it in my e-mail, I'll send you the picture!! You should start collecting swords, they're good for all kinds of things like killing spiders!! :) Good luck with the cougar lady.

Traceytreasure said...

I was wrong about the name. It's just Fuk Mi! I sent you the picture!! Hugs!! :)

Beth said...

Your life is never dull (although I'm sure you're wishing for some dull days).
There is a bright side to this relationship, isn't there? She's keeping him busy and sounds (somewhat) responsible. At least she didn't buy him the sword!

Angela said...

That relationship is something at least it may be helping out with your house rules.

Good luck