Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Best Text Ever.

Last week Sparky aka The Male Teen embarked on a school trip to Wales for a camping/adventure holiday. As we arrived to drop him off I experienced the full horror of an "Embarrassed Teen" first hand. These symptoms included............................

1. Head drooped to below shoulder level.
2. Mumbled goodbye (well, I think that's what he said).
3. When head was lifted it was brightly coloured in a fetching shade of red.
4. Once on coach curtains were pulled to firmly evade any chance of a tearful goodbye.

To be fair, every teenage boy behaved the exact same way and in a moment of togetherness we as parents bonded for a very short space in time. I wanted to charge onto the coach, yank back the curtains and order them to wave to the women who had pushed them into this world. I wanted to scream that we all loved them and that we were going to miss them. I wanted to lay on the road in front of the huge coach until he told me that he loved me. I wanted to slap the woman next to me who exclaimed in a very loud voice that her son had not only hugged her but kissed her too and that he had almost been in tears at the thought of leaving her. Of course I did none of these things...............................................Only because I was worried he might not come back if I did.

As the coach started to get ready to pull out of the car park I was suddenly struck by an overwhelming fear and sadness that he had turned into one of those "Hood up head down" kind of specimens............................................Then..............................................................Just as Mrs Cocky Pants was about to announce for the 50th time that little bloody Johnny had given her a huge hug something quite wonderful happened............................................................................."Ping" went my phone........................................................"Ping" it went again.....................................................I fumbled to put the password in as a text message popped up in all its full glory...................................................."Love You Mum"......................................................."Soz I didn't say bye"..........................................."I'm gonna miss u"...........................................................


My heart skipped a beat and in all my confusion/bewilderment I shoved the phone into Mrs Cocky Pants face almost breaking her nose and causing her to have a nose bleed............................."LOOK" I screamed as Mr DG looked on in horror......................................."LOOK AT THIS"................................................................... Then as if by some magical occurrence more "Pings" sounded around the car park..........................."I HAVE ONE TOO" said another Mum.........................................."AND ME" screamed another....................................................

We all looked at each other and laughed in a slightly hysterical way..............................Mrs Cocky Pants grabbed her phone as it went off to and smirked a kind of "Ner ner ner ner ner" face. She began to read .................................... "Don't forget to clean my room LOL" was the message that she very quickly wished she hadn't read out loud..........................................We all did that "Never mind" face that us Mums are so good at and watched as she quickly stormed over to the waiting coach to demand to know why he had put that in a text.

The moment had passed and we all said our goodbyes clutching our little messages of love...................................He's been back a week now and I still haven't deleted it, I just cant bring myself to do it.

Lots of Love
Me
xx

Next time.......................................................The tale of the bag, the smell and the disappearing contents of my stomach.


Super Busy Mum3 Children and It

66 comments:

  1. You've had me in stitches with this one my lovely - Fab post xxx I'm dreading it when Lucas gets to that age - all he'll probably text me is to remind me to record whatever programme he's into!!!!! xxxx

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    1. Thankyou my lovely Cathie, I'm afraid you may wee find Lucas might do this. All I can say is...............................Be prepared and be one thought ahead of them at all times xx

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  2. Lol!!! Omg that is hilarious.
    My son is only 1 right now and is full of kisses & cuddles, I'm guessing this is what I can expect in about 12 years time?! lol

    Hayley
    www.sparklesandstretchmarks.com
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    1. Thankyou my lovely, you are so lucky that yours is only little. I miss all those cuddles and kisses I used to get freely. xxxx

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  3. Bless his heart. Tough going this stage isn't it? Still children but wanting to be so grown up. Thrilled that you managed to get one over on smarty pants though! x x

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    1. I was too Suzanne, there is nothing like feeling you have some how got one up on a mother that insists her child is perfect. We all know kids have there moments , I still haven't deleted the text xxx

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  4. Yippeeeeee. Your back, me and the whole office in fact have missed you. Where have you been all this time. One of the ladies has been having withdrawal symptoms. So glad your young man got off alright, we are all waiting for the next instalment.....Don't vanish again please, our sanity depends on you xxxxxx

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    1. Bless your heart, fear not my lovely I am back. I think sometimes the old brain needs a bit of a rest but I am full of ideas and great posts. Thankyou for being so supportive and please thank everyone in your office xxx

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  5. That's so sweet. I nearly choked on my tea, with 'don't forget to clean my room', love it, haha x

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    1. Hope your alright................That poor woman was mortified.....Although I have to say I did smile all the way home. The funniest thing was that "Little Johnny" looked just as embarrassed as the rest of the boys......xxx

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  6. Beautifully written as always, I laughed then got sad then spat my tea out. You are so clever in your story telling. Thankyou for such a great read.
    Claire xxx

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    1. Oh no..................Thankyou so much for reading, I love the fact you love my writing. Lots of love xxx

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  7. Aww!! lol That is so sweet!! Hilarious though x

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    1. Bless your heart Kim, thankyou so much for reading xxx

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  8. Your post was sad (they do grow up too quickly... but they have to, don't they?) and funny at the same time (great writing!). I bet you haven't deleted the text. I wouldn't either! Mel #Loud&Proud

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    1. Thanks so much for reading, it is sad but as you say they have to grow up. I have saved the text into a file xxxx

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  9. Awwww I hope my boy is like yours and doesn't ask me to clean his room! Just been to see him maypole dancing at school and he still gets so excited to see me at the moment. Don't want that to change x

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    1. That's so lovely Louise, I am glad that mine is still at that needing a cuddle stage even if it is in the safety of his own home and not in front of his friend sxxx

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  10. That's so lovely! In your face, Mrs Cocky Pants! I know my son misses me when he's away as he texts to tell me things or ask me things he doesn't need to ask, but I'm pretty sure he would never text to say he loved me.

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    1. Aww yes, I know what you mean about the random texts, I remember getting those from my daughter when she was away xxx

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  11. Awww thats so sweet! I am okay with a text message. #mmwbh

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    1. Theres nothing like a text message to make you smile, although I still struggle with the whole abbreviated way they text xx

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  12. That is so funny and living with a teenage daughter, I can really relate to the sentiment. I would be the same, the text message would be kept forever! #MMWBH

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    1. Thank you Caroline, im wondering if my daughter will remember to text me next year when she's off a Uni xxxx

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  13. Oh I love this post. Being a teen is hard, but parenting one...I dread those years. I think I would keep the texts too, precious words

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    1. You are so right Amanda, being a Teen is bloody hard work these days and being a parent of one is a learning curve that's for sure xx

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  14. Aww, reminds me of when my boy goes off in the big wide world on his own - either for a field trip or just with his mates!

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    1. Its certainly not an easy moment Michelle, but that's what we are raising them for. Independent little men xxx

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  15. I actually had a little tear in my eye (shh don't tell anyone) as my son is a teenager too, I know EXACTLY where you are coming from.

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    1. Aww bless you Mellissa, I understand and I promise I wont tell anyone xxx

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  16. Ah that is sweet. I am going to hate this stage, good job I have 14 or so years to prepare myself :) x

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    1. Ooohhhh.............I wish I had those 14 years back. xxxxxxx

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  17. Mine run off now without saying goodbye so I think I'll have no chance when they are teenagers. I think the 'tidy my room' is expected without asking as well!

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    1. My daughter was completely different but I think that girls for you xxx

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  18. My boys are 8 and 9 and just getting to the no hugs and kisses stage. I hope that they send me lovely text messages when they are older and have phones

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    1. I am sure they will Jen, you sound like a lively mum and I have no doubt that hugs and kisses will still be there xxx

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  19. Bless!! I am yet to experience life with a teenage boy, luckily by the time my boy hits teenageness my daughter will have left it, not sure I could cope with more than one at a time!

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    1. Its not easy I can tell you...................2 lots of hormones are shall we say....................Interesting xx

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  20. Aww this is so sweet. My little boy is only 4 so i have this to "look forward too" lol!! He went on his first trip with nursery last week and i had plenty of tears in my eyes as his coach pulled off! xx

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    1. Awwww Jessica, I feel for you. I don't think there has been a school trip I haven't had a little lump in my throat xx

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  21. Lol. I'd love a text like that. I mostly get, what time's tea? or can I stay out an extra half hour?

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    1. I think that might be the next stage, on his return to school this week I had that very text xx

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  22. I am soooooo lucky. Not gloating, just grateful. My almost 17 year old is lovely, never embarrassed and as far as he is concerned family matters and everyone can stuff it if that's a problem. He recently went on his Silver D of E expedition during which time phones were not allowed. I missed him SO much, we have a good, balanced relationship, he's a normal teem in almost every respect but I think living with siblings with special needs has grounded him early, he's quite old for his age IYSWIM. Great post :)

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    1. You are lucky Kate and gloat away.....I would. It just goes to show what a lovely young man you have xx

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  23. Can't wait to receive that kind of text one day!

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    1. And im sure you will Jenny. Lots of love xxx

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  24. My son just told me at the end of the school year that he's afraid that I will be the only mom at the year's end ceremony and he doesn't want me to shame him. It has begun...

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    1. Oh no....................................I am sure you wont be the only Mom Joanna. xxxxx

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  25. Awwwww, I don't think I could ever delete that message!

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    1. Its still there, even now.....................I might create a file for all his texts xxx

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  26. This made me smile. My teen would never do a public display of affection, or even a text! I bet that bag smelled on its return. My teen probably wouldn't even of changed his pants!

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    1. Zena..................You are right, Have just published the part 2 to this blog...........Smelly doesn't quite cover it xx

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  27. That gave me a giggle! Bless him, what a wonderful message. I think that I would keep it forever. Lovely.

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    1. Thankyou Bek, I have saved it in a little file xx

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  28. Oh I love how you have written this! Very funny! Lovely message from him! x

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    1. Thanks so much Julie, I must admit to being quite smiley all day xx

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  29. Oh this is just brilliant, hilarious but brilliant! He's still mummy's boy and a sweetheart after all. Riley's almost 3 and showers me with kisses and cuddles for no reason at all, all day long. I'm cherishing every one as i know they won't last forever and that thought scares me. Why do our boys have to grow up? xxx

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    1. I wish I could stop the clock Vikki, you are so lucky having little Riley cherish those kisses xxx

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  30. Aww so sweet and so funny!! Mine are little and cuddly at the moment, I am slightly dreading the teenage years!!

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  31. I am in trauma about Aaron starting school in September. No way I could cope (just yet) with him going away for a week *cries*.
    FABULOUS post - you write so well I felt as if I was there, and normally it's only books (not blogs) that give me that feeling.
    Liska
    @NewMumOnline
    x

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  32. Haha love this post! I wouldn't be able to delete the text either, ever!

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  33. Oh dear! I am at the other end of the spectrum, so get lots of kisses and cuddles from my tot, very much round the clock :-D

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  34. My son is going away with the school in september and no doubt it will be exactly the same!

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  35. lol I am glad Mrs Cocky Pants got put in her place.The text message is so sweet.

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  36. as W is only two I have teenagers yet to experience but this is hilarious! x

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  37. Ha! Love this post and I feel just the same about anything my teen sends me thats lovely {not often!} for example I got one the other day that was just a bunch of kisses!!!! SAVED THAT! lol. Thanks so much for linking up with #MMWBH xx

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