Monday, March 26, 2012

He's just not that into you

Last Thursday night the phone rang at 10:51 PM. Usually by this time of night we are all asleep, and if we aren't, the next morning is guaranteed to suck. In this case, we were. Of course this phone call woke me out of what should have been a decent night's sleep only to find that it was Clifford's "girlfriend". And I'm putting "girlfriend" in quotes because she lovvvves him and he could give a crap.

Clifford's 10-year-old "girlfriend" was calling my house to speak to my 10-year-old child at 10:51 PM on a school night. 


Now this girl, who is very sweet might I add, tends to call the house a lot. There was a day last week where she called at least 7 or 8 times while Clifford was struggling through his homework so we just let it go to voicemail....and she just kept calling.

This is how it starts, right? This is how guys make girls completely insane later in life. We call, they don't answer so we get all desperate and keep calling. "Why won't he answerrrrr???" I hope to teach my boys to not be the ones who make the girls turn into nutbags, but that can wait a few years. For now, I'm just pissed that this girl's parents are letting her call my house so late. And why is SHE up?


I don't let my kids even touch the phone without me knowing who they're calling and why. Sounds overbearing, but I insist on knowing what my kids are up to all the time. And I certainly would like to know if they're calling randoms at such a late hour when they have to get up at 6 AM the next day for school.


So last night when the phone rang at 9:35, I answered. Of course the first thing out of her mouth is "Clifford?". Not "May I speak to Clifford?" or "Hello, this is ____ is Clifford there?"
Number 1...he's young enough to sound like his mother on the phone. Stop calling my house until his voice changes.
Number 2...where are your manners? Jeez.

I then decided to do what could easily be considered, in today's cut-throat elementary school environment, to be socially crippling and said "I'm sorry, but he's asleep. He goes to bed at 9".

He may end up hating me for this one.

1 comment:

  1. She is a two bit (huh) whore. It's best she knows now so she can dress appropriately for her station in life.