Who wants to be normal when you can be weird like me?  

secret_lade 46F
8885 posts
11/15/2020 11:14 am
Who wants to be normal when you can be weird like me?



The Spawn and I decided to have a girls weekend this weekend.

I write a lot about her crappy teenage attitude and her sharp powers of observation, but I don't really enlighten you all on the fun, wonderful things she does also.

She really is a smart, talented girl...

When she brought home yet ANOTHER report card with all A's, I told her we were going birthday shopping.

Next week is her birthday.

So, off we went..... Petoskey bound, as, that was where she wanted to go.

After hitting a few stores, we were eating our lunch on the waterfront when I asked her...

"Hey! They've got a Goodwill up here. Want to stop at Goodwill?"

"Of course!"

"I just don't understand your fascination with Goodwill."

"Oh my God mom, all you need to know is, it's there."

"Whatever.... It's kind of chilly out here, are you cold? Maybe we should eat in the car."

"Uh, where's your new coat??"

"I bought that for Christmas, I can't wear it until Christmas."

"You aren't going to live that long!"

"What?!? You know something I don't know??"

"I meant, you'll have to start wearing your coat or you're going to die from exposure."

"Awww.... she does love her Momma!"

Groaning from the Spawn.....

"You are SO weird."

"One day, you'll be sitting with your , and you'll be telling her all about your weird mom who liked to hide outside the bathroom and scare you when you opened the door. You'll tell her about all the road trips you took and the sights you saw while she exclaimed over and over 'lets get a picture!'"

"She'll probably think I'm weird too."

"Yep."

secret_lade 46F
5787 posts
11/17/2020 4:40 pm

    Quoting srkaficionada:
    Explain that logic to me, please: you bought a coat but can’t wear it for after Christmas?! 👀🧐? In the meantime, you’ll just freeze? Madness

    I like goodwill too, but it does my head in: I don’t have the patience for shopping that many people do. When I shop, I go straight to what I want, grab it and get out. That’s why I wear the same style of boots, same brand of jeans(size might change but brand and style doesn’t) and 95% of my tops are black. Goodwill has a lot going on and when I do have the patience, I spend more money than advisable.

    The appeal is depending on location, they have good stuff. I used to go to one in Chelsea in NYC. I kid you not: I scored brand new Ugg boots with the original tags still on for $30 because some schmuck decided it was no longer in season. I tend to look for Goodwill stores in “rich people land”: the part of town where rich/upper middle class people live: there are usually hidden gems that they donate and it’s such a steal. That’s the appeal for me.
I have other winter coats.... She just wanted me to wear the one I purchased that day. It was noticeable colder down by Lake Michigan than it was up in town where we were shopping.


srkaficionada 67F

11/17/2020 1:46 am

Explain that logic to me, please: you bought a coat but can’t wear it for after Christmas?! 👀🧐? In the meantime, you’ll just freeze? Madness

I like goodwill too, but it does my head in: I don’t have the patience for shopping that many people do. When I shop, I go straight to what I want, grab it and get out. That’s why I wear the same style of boots, same brand of jeans(size might change but brand and style doesn’t) and 95% of my tops are black. Goodwill has a lot going on and when I do have the patience, I spend more money than advisable.

The appeal is depending on location, they have good stuff. I used to go to one in Chelsea in NYC. I kid you not: I scored brand new Ugg boots with the original tags still on for $30 because some schmuck decided it was no longer in season. I tend to look for Goodwill stores in “rich people land”: the part of town where rich/upper middle class people live: there are usually hidden gems that they donate and it’s such a steal. That’s the appeal for me.


secret_lade 46F
5787 posts
11/16/2020 3:11 pm

    Quoting lindoboy100:
    You're not weird.......different, aye, but no' weird!

    Your relationship with your daughter sounds every bit as wonderful as anyone could hope for!
Awww... Well, thank you! That was very kind.


secret_lade 46F
5787 posts
11/16/2020 3:38 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Teenage kids are in transition between really full of wisdom...
    ... and really close to being able to express it.

    They're just missing a few years and a tussle of books. ❗
I'm excited to see how she develops into adulthood. She's already smart and articulate, not afraid to express opinions and stands behind them. And, she's so funny....


secret_lade 46F
5787 posts
11/16/2020 3:32 am

    Quoting tickles4us:
    Weird keeps things interesting and fun, or so I've been told.
A fellow weird-o? Never fear... I'll let you join my club. LOL


secret_lade 46F
5787 posts
11/16/2020 3:31 am

    Quoting jolielaide:
    apples don't fall far from trees
I certainly am proud of all three of my apples.


lindoboy100 58M
22630 posts
11/16/2020 3:17 am

You're not weird.......different, aye, but no' weird!

Your relationship with your daughter sounds every bit as wonderful as anyone could hope for!

Pull ma finger.........


jolielaide 49F  
1554 posts
11/15/2020 10:01 pm

apples don't fall far from trees


tickles4us 59M
7255 posts
11/15/2020 7:07 pm

Weird keeps things interesting and fun, or so I've been told.

Vive La Difference


Paulxx001 63M
17929 posts
11/15/2020 5:32 pm

Teenage kids are in transition between really full of wisdom...
... and really close to being able to express it.

They're just missing a few years and a tussle of books. ❗


topherific 58M
4830 posts
11/15/2020 3:01 pm



secret_lade 46F
5787 posts
11/15/2020 2:50 pm

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    Yes, I think that's an inherited trait.
I think you're right!


secret_lade 46F
5787 posts
11/15/2020 2:35 pm

    Quoting easy_going2014:
    I like that "kinda weird"

    makes sense

    hmm

    be safe

    Paul Revere & The Raiders - "Just Like Me"

    It's just like me
    To say to you
    Love me do
    And I'll be true

    And what I'd like
    For you to say
    Is you'll come home
    To me each day

    Now you'll be my girl
    That's what I want
    Just you sweet girl
    And not a front
Good to know!


secret_lade 46F
5787 posts
11/15/2020 2:15 pm

    Quoting citizen4722:
    Teenagers look upon us as we're from another planet. Well, we do want to love them to the moon and back
Very true... Lol


mc_justmc 60M  
6825 posts
11/15/2020 2:07 pm

Yes, I think that's an inherited trait.


easy_going2014 54M
14366 posts
11/15/2020 2:01 pm

I like that "kinda weird"

makes sense

hmm

be safe

Paul Revere & The Raiders - "Just Like Me"

It's just like me
To say to you
Love me do
And I'll be true

And what I'd like
For you to say
Is you'll come home
To me each day

Now you'll be my girl
That's what I want
Just you sweet girl
And not a front

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secret_lade 46F
5787 posts
11/15/2020 1:47 pm

    Quoting  :

Weird adds to my charm.... Somehow, you have to be able to stand out in the crowd. Lol.


secret_lade 46F
5787 posts
11/15/2020 1:42 pm

    Quoting XHamburgDave:
    Secret lol Love or Hate you've got her for life, or at least until you die of exposure
Which can be any moment now, I hear.... I'm watching my P's and Q's! Lol


citizen4722 63M  
69835 posts
11/15/2020 1:37 pm

Teenagers look upon us as we're from another planet. Well, we do want to love them to the moon and back


XHamburgDave 77M  
10462 posts
11/15/2020 12:48 pm

Secret lol Love or Hate you've got her for life, or at least until you die of exposure

Please visit my Blog "Older but no Wiser"


secret_lade 46F
5787 posts
11/15/2020 11:34 am

She describes our relationship as Love / Hate.... Sometimes she hates me but she's really glad she loves me way more than hates me. LOL What a shit....


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