Friday, October 23, 2009

Why Does Dr Pepper Come in a Bottle?


It was the summer I turned 13 when I got drunk for the first time. It was that same summer that I tried pot for the first time. By that summer, I had already been smoking for close to a year.

I had been making out with boys for two years by the time that summer rolled around. By the end of fifth grade, when I was 10 (and 3/4), my friends and I were playing Truth or Dare. Each of us always took the dare. And the dare was always to kiss someone else. By the summer I turned 13, kissing on the lips had moved onto French kissing had moved onto second base.

It was the summer I turned 13 that I FINALLY got the joke that had been told repeatedly BY ME since I had first heard it in fifth grade.

"Because his wife died" was the punchline that had fellow fifth graders then sixth graders then seventh graders laughing uproariously. I finally got it the summer I turned 13.

Oh.

Why this nostalgic walk down Memory Lane on this fine fall day? My baby turns 13 in just over a week.

Oh.




11 comments:

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh no, lol! I don't want my kids to get older, lol.

Michele Renee said...

This is so weird because I have a 13 yr old and this week I have been working on a post with my memories of my age 13.
Hope your child has a great birthday!

Anne said...

Oh my! I hope your 13 year old is innocent, overprotected, and won't get the joke until 18.

Jomama said...

Eeew, I just got that. Never heard that one before...

Tara R. said...

Oh dear. Good luck with that. Maybe karma will skip a generation.

Jocelyn said...

We would have been hell on wheels together. I started weekend drinking when I was 13, too. Pot never did much for me, fortunately. Plus, while I was more than willing to kiss all the boys, they didn't reciprocate, so I was safe on that front.

Now my daughter's almost 10. Yea, it's coming.

BTW, in my post, I originally wrote Dr. Pepper, as that was the pop of my youth, for sure. But somehow Mr. Pibb seemed more to come out of the time capsule, so I used that. hee.

D... said...

Oh.

It took me a minute but then I connected the title with the punchline. No flies stay on me long. LOL I'm pretty sure your 13 year old will not be telling that joke nor will she get it. She will be a different kind of 13. My 15 year old has more knowledge than I know, but she's still such an innocent.

D... said...

Duh me. My brain fart just hit me. I meant HE. Sorry about that.

Maggie May said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean.

When I THINK of what I was doing at 15, and look at my boy...I freak.

amylou1977 said...

ok i still don't get that joke even all these years later

Stillie said...

I think a cry of "oh, SHIT" is appropriate at this time.

Reason #254 I don't have kids: karmic payback.

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