Saturday, August 13, 2011

Zoetic (Teen Edition)

See my teen son's tie? It's our Stewart clan Dress tartan. I bought that tie for him years ago after we enjoyed watching the Scottish army re-enactors in their period costumes here.

Not long ago we had this special occasion to attend so my wife bought my son a new tie but he decided to wear his tartan. Why? He knew I was wearing my Stewart clan Royal tartan tie. And he wanted to match.

Ya I know. Awwww. As my fave Scottish blogger friend Alistair might say: "My heart did a wee dance," or "That was a gemmie."

Believe me though: these sorts of moments are rare. It's rough raising teenagers. And he knows it....

My teens are well aware of how important education is to me. School was always my refuge and university saved my life. I want the same for them. But they've grown weary of my nattering. Recently, while visiting with a crowd of relatives, someone asked my son what he wanted to be when he grew up. Smiling directly at me and without missing a beat he replied, "a male stripper."

Lovable brat.

11 comments:

karensomethingorother said...

aw, what a nice picture, and this comes right on the heals of me want to freak the freak out on my own kids. How pleasant.

Alistair said...

Naw dbs - I'll just say 'Braw'.

{Thanks for the mention too!}

Debra She Who Seeks said...

As long as his G-string is the Royal Stewart tartan, what's the problem?

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Well that was good of him, I was a bratty teenager myself, so i'll apologize on behalf of all of us.

Vinny C said...

In his defense, what would you (or any of us) have answered at his age?

Alittlesprite said...

Tell your son he is adorable...

...That'll freak him out :)

Alittlesprite said...

I'm getting worried about Paul. Have you heard from him at all?

Laoch of Chicago said...

: )

Nice

dbs said...

@karen Ha!
@Alistair Braw backatcha.
@DSWS Ha! Your mind fascinates me.
@SubRM I appreciate the sentiment.
@VinnyC Bartender (Bar attender.)
@sprite Thank you and I will tell him. And yes, I am worried about Paul too.
@LoC Thanks.

Nubian said...

Currently male strippers are the only people that have a secure job.

Just saying.

Michael said...

Mine are still young enough to idolize me. They copy the he'll out of me. E.g., my six year-old calls his brother a dumb-ass at least five times a day.

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