I'm Getting Old...So Get Off my Lawn!

Friday, July 11, 2008
Today my Smart Boy made the appointment to have his Senior Pictures taken. His school won't accept yearbook pictures that have "props" in them, so he'll be taking a bland one to satisfy the yearbook Nazis (probably in his newly earned Letterman's jacket), and then some additional shots in his fencing gear. All for the low, low price of $290.00!

We've also been discussing which colleges he should apply to, as that delightful process needs to be done before the end of the calendar year. It's completely up to him, of course - I've already been accepted to college.

I'm getting old. This time next year, the Smart Boy will be going off to college, with the distinct possibility that he'll be living on campus.

I'm way too young to have kids in college.

But just in case, I'll be here, practicing shaking my fist at the neighborhood children..."Get off lawn! Damn kids!"

6 comments:

John the Scientist said...

"I'm way too young to have kids in college."

Well, you are elligible for can't-be-turned-down insurance, so why not?

:p

Jeri said...

I'm way too young to have my kid voting beside me in this fall's election. :P

And mine has just started college too - only he's staying home for the first couple of years in CC, a good choice for him and really the only choice because of his slackeriffic grades.

Having a 19 year old young adult with attitude and a penchant for drama under my roof is FUN for one and all. Even with a young-adult-living-at-home contract in place.

All in all, I'd prefer the on-campus thing. LOL

I've decided I'm way too young for lots of things. Isn't that the definition of a midlife crisis? ;)

Janiece Murphy said...

John, you can be replaced with a Romanian orphan boy named "Dmitri." So watch it, buster.

And Jeri, you have my sympathy. The Smart Boy is working full time these days, so I don't see him often enough to have that kind of FUN, but I can feel your pain.

Cindi in CO said...

Me, me, one for me!

Janiece Murphy said...

You're already on the list, Cindi.

As you can imagine, he's not too thrilled about the idea of spending 1.5 hours of his day off having his picture taken, but he's tolerhating it for the sake of family members that want copies. I believe his comment was, "I'll do it because it's rude to tell my entire family to fuck off, but I'm not excited about it."

He became slightly more interested when he discovered he could have it taken in his fencing gear.

mom in northern said...

You are not old. How about having both a grand kid and a kid in college?

Oh yes, and I spent a good chunk of my retirement time on campus...but in my case, behind the lectern. Does that qualify as a promotion?