Thursday, October 8, 2009

I am soooo oooold!!

So today I was wandering through a part of the prison and found an offender...standing in the doorway smoking a cigarette! I couldn't believe it!! I'll be honest, I smoke. There are days I wish I didn't, but I still do. We are not allowed to smoke in our offices (duh!), so I follow all the pidly little rules they seem to add to daily.

However... I am not going to stand there and let an offender smoke in a doorway, when I can't smoke in my office. No way, not gonna happen! So, I took his ID and went to write the violation and discovered he was born in 1988. He is only 6 years older than the Diva. Isn't that just awful? Why am I re-raising an entire generation of society's forgotten children? Oh, I remember... sometimes some (not all) parents just don't give a rat's ass. That is my rant for the day!

**p.s. Does it say something about how old I really am that I can't watch the Diva and all her little cheerleading buddies do the booty shakin' cheers? I just can't do it...I know she's 14, but still she will always be a little one to me. :)


  1. Leaving beside the whole smoking thing (and I think you know how I feel about that), one of the hardest parts of parenting is admitting that the kids are growing up and becoming (ahem) sexual beings.

    And, yet, one of the best tings we can do for our kids is acknowledge it, approach it frankly, and not get weird when they need to talk about it.

    You aren't old, by the way. I am.

  2. Doesn't that KILL you? I hate it when I go to buy booze and notice that I'm like SO FAR from the legal age to buy that it's laughable.


    Ah, to be old.

  3. @The Mother-I know, I know...smoking=bad for me!!! We have had very (VERY, ahem!) frank discussions with the Diva and the Soldier. I'll be honest, C did more of the discussing with the Soldier *blush*...I just can't believe they are getting so big!

    @Aunt Becky-I say oooold, because earlier this year our son was talking about his teacher who was soooo ooold, and when asked how old, he said...40! Hello, that is only 5 years older than me! :)