Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Joys of 'Tween Boys

Preface: I've been sick. I got a nasty little voice stealing cold, under which I could still function, but had no voice, which totally wore me out due to the singing-on-Sunday-and-I-can't-stop-talking combo. It also, obviously, further instilled my need to write run-on sentences. Then I got a stomach bug on top of it. Lots of cramping and pain. Yes. Fun. All when Nate's out of town. Good times, I tell ya.

Tuesday night I stopped by a friend's house to pick up my oldest. They've been baking cookies for the youth group Christmas party. Lots of 'tween boys.

I walk in the door.

One boy in particular looks at me, at which point his face goes blank. "What happened?" He says with great concern.

"Huh?" I didn't know something had happened.

"What happened to you?"

"What do you mean?" Long pause. His face is still blank. The thought occurs to me that, although I did my best with a big black sweater and hat pulled low, I might not look very pulled together. I had even put on earrings. Hoop earrings help anything.

"You're not wearing any make-up!"

"Yes. I'm sick."

"Yeah. You're not wearing any make-up."

"Well, I'm wearing MINIMAL make-up." I had to correct that one, because the large zit on my chin wasn't showing quite as badly as it could have been. "I didn't feel like taking the time or energy to put on make-up today. So, you're right."

"Wow. I've never seen you without it before."

I'm glad to know 'tween boys will inform you of what the world really looks like.
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MomOfDudes said...

Sounds like you may have crushed somebody's crush...