Monday, May 16, 2011

Manner of Speaking

The troop leader related this story to me about the car ride up to Girl Scout Camporee this weekend. I'll try to tell it as perfectly as she did.

Daughter is telling everyone about her boyfriend, Paul. She is in the car with three other girls in the troop and the 9-year-old sister of one of the other girls. She describes how she and Paul first kissed.

"Ewwwwww," is the comment from the 9-year-old.

"Not 'ewwwww,'" Daughter corrects. "Ahhhhhhhhhh."

One of the other girls nudges another and asks, "We still think 'ewwwwww,' right?" She needs to just check in to make sure not all the girls in the car have gone the way of Daughter, stolen away to the other side of childhood.


cjm said...

That is a great story. Daughter is growing up (it makes me nostalgic for you).

Tara R. said...

This is priceless. You have my sympathies.

Michele R said...

That is a great example of the ages in the car and their reactions/story. Cool that another mom was able to rely the conversation to you.
Earlier this school year my 9th grade son had a girlfriend and I heard nothing about the first kiss. Boys. Sheesh.


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