Monday, June 08, 2009

Pep Talk

"Spirit of Justice"

My son and I have been trying to focus on positive things in the morning before school- especially in the recent weeks with exams and tight schedules seeming to squeeze the life out of us.
He was dreading one particular class where he has a problem with students being nasty towards him, and I was telling him to "Choose the course of your day!" and "Promise me you won't let the bad behavior of a few kids ruin everything!" "Claim this day- it's yours!!!"
He smiled at me in my rear-view mirror.

When he exited the car and I started to pull away, in my zealous nature, I lowered my window and shouted out to him a thought which had popped into my head (without thinking)...

"Don't let the Bastards Get You Down!!!"

Quite a few eyebrows were raised by fellow parents who were also dropping their kids off this morning...

Sigh. I am pretty sure I will never be asked to serve on the PTA at his school.

True story.


K9 said...

grrrrherhahahaha~ accomplished 2 good things with one pep talk! well done, mayden. ;-) i missed your birthday? im the worst. happy birthday! WAIT until you see all that is going on at chickory.

foam said...

atta girl ..... !!!!
lol ..
good pep talk ..
hope you son got through the day okay.

Mayden' s Voyage said...

K9 and Foamy...sometimes I don't know wether to laugh or cry at my parenting style.
I'm glad you appreciated it though! :) I think my son did too :)

K9 said...

laugh? cry? i say forget both and go ripperton
la la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la, la la, la la, la la
ooooooooooooo oooooooooo weeeeeeeee ooooooo

Skunkfeathers said...

Both pieces of advice were sound, Mayden ;) I can guaran-dang-tee you that had I become a parent, I wouldn't get a PTA invite, either. I'm a "don't look for trouble, but if it comes, meet it head-on and send it reeling" kind.


Libby said...

oh cora, ALL the advice you gave him was good, but that last little nugget of wisdom yelled out the window was the BEST...and the one he'll remember with a smile for the rest of his life!! [hugs & congratulations!]

Anonymous said...



sound advice, too

<3 <3 <3


Bad Bob said...

I definitely can relate to you and your little outburst. I have called the little bastards "Little Bastards" for quite some time. The parents who were most offended were probably the parents of those "bastards". That's usually the way it works. they expect us to raise their kids because they won't accept the responsibility of raising them.
I say "f-'em if they can't take a joke".

Aunty Belle said...

Aw, ya made an impression he woan never fergit, Honey . Luck boy.

Loved yore Eve story.

Happy Birthday!!