Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Birthday party, many years ago, the birthday girl's father asking everyone what their father's do for a living. "Your dad is a doctor? Hey, you can be friends with my daughter!"

I get it now.

People say that you make friends through your kids. This hasn't happened for us yet. I'm starting to get impatient.

Vance has a knack for buddying up with the kids whose grandparents taxi them to and from class. No offense to grandparents, but it's tough to make friends with parents that you never see. And then there was the buddy from his summer school whose mom spoke hardly any English. It's almost comical now.

Clearly, we've been wasting our time teaching Vance the wrong things. Tomorrow we tackle Matchmaking 101.

Side story just for fun: Just last week one set of grandparents told me that I looked too young to have two kids. The grandma said if she had to guess my age it would be 17. That would mean I would have had Vance around 13 years old, Vaughn around 16, and still wouldn't be able to vote or legally be married. "Yes, you guessed correctly. I am 17 years old. I just got my drivers license, may I pick up your grandchild for a playdate?"

4 Responses to “Friends”

  1. You do meet friends through your kids. I'm still friends with 2 of my sons friends mothers. We've now known each other for around 17 years.

    If it wasn't for my son, I would only have friends from work.

  2. maybe that's my problem. i need a real job.

  3. Anonymous11:36 AM

    Work is a great place to meet friends!

  4. You should have whipped out pictures of your parents. Well not that grey haired old man but definitely Babe! and Aunt Dee too. Teach that old hag to open her mouth.



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