A new excuse to hang out in fabric stores...

A new excuse to hang out in fabric stores...

Post by Kim Fishe » Tue, 23 Jul 2002 07:28:12



Our eldest daughter at the age of 14 is heading into high school- but
also has begun this summer to 'hang out' with friends of both genders.
It's a rollercoaster ride of emotions, and I'm not only talking about
those of The Girl. She just sort of broke up with a sort of boyfriend.
Can you call somebody a boyfriend that you don't date? Well, that's the
'sort of' part. The split, imagined or otherwise was a sad time around
here. And there's nothing like a four*** year old girl to infect the
rest of the household with her moods. So when a girlfriend called to say
she thought this other guy from school liked my daughter and did the go
between thing of calling each of them about twenty times, they finally
spoke to each other on the phone, and Torrey asked me yesterday if she
could hang out with him. Turns out he wanted to meet her at Baskin
Robbins at a specific time. (I'm already liking him, he wants to meet
her for ice cream!) They would each require transportation. I agreed to
take her there, but refused to just leave her there and come back, but I
didn't want to over-chaperone either. Hmm,  what to do. This almost
dating thing takes a lot of mental energy.

HEY! It struck me that The Common Thread, a LQS that I had been meaning
to spend more time in was only a parking lot away, so I was compelled to
linger in a QUILT STORE for an hour so the 'date' could take place. I
liked the store a LOT, and the boy seems pretty nice too. I'd be glad to
oversee more 'hanging out' under these conditions!

Also Kim 'this parenting thing gets trickier and trickier!' Fisher

--
"A hobby is the happy medium between
a passion and a monomania."
--Honor de Balzac

 
 
 

A new excuse to hang out in fabric stores...

Post by Ronnie Wexle » Tue, 23 Jul 2002 08:16:05


Sounds like a win-win situation to me!  I'd encourage them to meet
there often..... ;}

Ronnie


Quote:

> Our eldest daughter at the age of 14 is heading into high school- but
> also has begun this summer to 'hang out' with friends of both genders.
> It's a rollercoaster ride of emotions, and I'm not only talking about
> those of The Girl. She just sort of broke up with a sort of boyfriend.
> Can you call somebody a boyfriend that you don't date? Well, that's the
> 'sort of' part. The split, imagined or otherwise was a sad time around
> here. And there's nothing like a four*** year old girl to infect the
> rest of the household with her moods. So when a girlfriend called to say
> she thought this other guy from school liked my daughter and did the go
> between thing of calling each of them about twenty times, they finally
> spoke to each other on the phone, and Torrey asked me yesterday if she
> could hang out with him. Turns out he wanted to meet her at Baskin
> Robbins at a specific time. (I'm already liking him, he wants to meet
> her for ice cream!) They would each require transportation. I agreed to
> take her there, but refused to just leave her there and come back, but I
> didn't want to over-chaperone either. Hmm,  what to do. This almost
> dating thing takes a lot of mental energy.

> HEY! It struck me that The Common Thread, a LQS that I had been meaning
> to spend more time in was only a parking lot away, so I was compelled to
> linger in a QUILT STORE for an hour so the 'date' could take place. I
> liked the store a LOT, and the boy seems pretty nice too. I'd be glad to
> oversee more 'hanging out' under these conditions!

> Also Kim 'this parenting thing gets trickier and trickier!' Fisher


 
 
 

A new excuse to hang out in fabric stores...

Post by shhdesign » Tue, 23 Jul 2002 09:14:07


Excellent excuse to foster and nurture this relationship Kim.  You are
showing excellent parenting skills!

--
Sandi in New Westminster B.C.


Quote:
> Our eldest daughter at the age of 14 is heading into high school- but
> also has begun this summer to 'hang out' with friends of both genders.
> It's a rollercoaster ride of emotions, and I'm not only talking about
> those of The Girl. She just sort of broke up with a sort of boyfriend.
> Can you call somebody a boyfriend that you don't date? Well, that's the
> 'sort of' part. The split, imagined or otherwise was a sad time around
> here. And there's nothing like a four*** year old girl to infect the
> rest of the household with her moods. So when a girlfriend called to say
> she thought this other guy from school liked my daughter and did the go
> between thing of calling each of them about twenty times, they finally
> spoke to each other on the phone, and Torrey asked me yesterday if she
> could hang out with him. Turns out he wanted to meet her at Baskin
> Robbins at a specific time. (I'm already liking him, he wants to meet
> her for ice cream!) They would each require transportation. I agreed to
> take her there, but refused to just leave her there and come back, but I
> didn't want to over-chaperone either. Hmm,  what to do. This almost
> dating thing takes a lot of mental energy.

> HEY! It struck me that The Common Thread, a LQS that I had been meaning
> to spend more time in was only a parking lot away, so I was compelled to
> linger in a QUILT STORE for an hour so the 'date' could take place. I
> liked the store a LOT, and the boy seems pretty nice too. I'd be glad to
> oversee more 'hanging out' under these conditions!

> Also Kim 'this parenting thing gets trickier and trickier!' Fisher

> --
> "A hobby is the happy medium between
> a passion and a monomania."
> --Honor de Balzac

 
 
 

A new excuse to hang out in fabric stores...

Post by Ruth in Happy Cam » Thu, 25 Jul 2002 03:11:51


Mothers are martyrs, Kim.  Get used to sacrifices, such as an hour spent
idling in The Common Thread.
--
Ruth in Happy Camp

Quote:
> Our eldest daughter at the age of 14 is heading into high school- but
> also has begun this summer to 'hang out' with friends of both genders.
> It's a rollercoaster ride of emotions, and I'm not only talking about
> those of The Girl. She just sort of broke up with a sort of boyfriend.
> Can you call somebody a boyfriend that you don't date? Well, that's the
> 'sort of' part. The split, imagined or otherwise was a sad time around
> here. And there's nothing like a four*** year old girl to infect the
> rest of the household with her moods. So when a girlfriend called to say
> she thought this other guy from school liked my daughter and did the go
> between thing of calling each of them about twenty times, they finally
> spoke to each other on the phone, and Torrey asked me yesterday if she
> could hang out with him. Turns out he wanted to meet her at Baskin
> Robbins at a specific time. (I'm already liking him, he wants to meet
> her for ice cream!) They would each require transportation. I agreed to
> take her there, but refused to just leave her there and come back, but I
> didn't want to over-chaperone either. Hmm,  what to do. This almost
> dating thing takes a lot of mental energy.

> HEY! It struck me that The Common Thread, a LQS that I had been meaning
> to spend more time in was only a parking lot away, so I was compelled to
> linger in a QUILT STORE for an hour so the 'date' could take place. I
> liked the store a LOT, and the boy seems pretty nice too. I'd be glad to
> oversee more 'hanging out' under these conditions!

> Also Kim 'this parenting thing gets trickier and trickier!' Fisher

> --
> "A hobby is the happy medium between
> a passion and a monomania."
> --Honor de Balzac

 
 
 

A new excuse to hang out in fabric stores...

Post by Elliso » Thu, 25 Jul 2002 04:36:42


Howdy!
   How I was introduced to Heavy Metal music (it is too music!)
and learned to love it:
Eli, age 15, not yet a driver,
6 miles to Shantel's house, 6 miles back to our house;
later in the day, 6 miles to Shantel's house, 6 miles home.
To pacify a ***ager who was not yet a driver: let him run the radio.
   There were no quilt shops on that route.
But I did meet Metallica, Rob Zombie, and (not really metal)
Alice in Chains, among others.   "Eli, do you have Man in the Box
on a c.d?"     "Yeah, but... you don't want it, do you?"
"Why else do you think I'm driving you to Shantel's?  Pay up, son!"

Ragmop--I miss Shantel....

Quote:
> Our eldest daughter at the age of 14 is heading into high school- but
> also has begun this summer to 'hang out' with friends of both genders.
> It's a rollercoaster ride of emotions, and I'm not only talking about
> those of The Girl. She just sort of broke up with a sort of boyfriend.
> Can you call somebody a boyfriend that you don't date? Well, that's the
> 'sort of' part. The split, imagined or otherwise was a sad time around
> here. And there's nothing like a four*** year old girl to infect the
> rest of the household with her moods. So when a girlfriend called to say
> she thought this other guy from school liked my daughter and did the go
> between thing of calling each of them about twenty times, they finally
> spoke to each other on the phone, and Torrey asked me yesterday if she
> could hang out with him. Turns out he wanted to meet her at Baskin
> Robbins at a specific time. (I'm already liking him, he wants to meet
> her for ice cream!) They would each require transportation. I agreed to
> take her there, but refused to just leave her there and come back, but I
> didn't want to over-chaperone either. Hmm,  what to do. This almost
> dating thing takes a lot of mental energy.

> HEY! It struck me that The Common Thread, a LQS that I had been meaning
> to spend more time in was only a parking lot away, so I was compelled to
> linger in a QUILT STORE for an hour so the 'date' could take place. I
> liked the store a LOT, and the boy seems pretty nice too. I'd be glad to
> oversee more 'hanging out' under these conditions!

> Also Kim 'this parenting thing gets trickier and trickier!' Fisher

> --
> "A hobby is the happy medium between
> a passion and a monomania."
> --Honor de Balzac

 
 
 

A new excuse to hang out in fabric stores...

Post by Linda Campbel » Mon, 29 Jul 2002 21:55:41


A smoooooooth move on the Mom's part!!!!!!  And someday, when she has a
daughter of her own, she will finally appreciate just how smooth it was!!!!

Linda and the Gang in SF

Quote:

> Our eldest daughter at the age of 14 is heading into high school- but
> also has begun this summer to 'hang out' with friends of both genders.
> It's a rollercoaster ride of emotions, and I'm not only talking about
> those of The Girl. She just sort of broke up with a sort of boyfriend.
> Can you call somebody a boyfriend that you don't date? Well, that's the
> 'sort of' part. The split, imagined or otherwise was a sad time around
> here. And there's nothing like a four*** year old girl to infect the
> rest of the household with her moods. So when a girlfriend called to say
> she thought this other guy from school liked my daughter and did the go
> between thing of calling each of them about twenty times, they finally
> spoke to each other on the phone, and Torrey asked me yesterday if she
> could hang out with him. Turns out he wanted to meet her at Baskin
> Robbins at a specific time. (I'm already liking him, he wants to meet
> her for ice cream!) They would each require transportation. I agreed to
> take her there, but refused to just leave her there and come back, but I
> didn't want to over-chaperone either. Hmm,  what to do. This almost
> dating thing takes a lot of mental energy.

> HEY! It struck me that The Common Thread, a LQS that I had been meaning
> to spend more time in was only a parking lot away, so I was compelled to
> linger in a QUILT STORE for an hour so the 'date' could take place. I
> liked the store a LOT, and the boy seems pretty nice too. I'd be glad to
> oversee more 'hanging out' under these conditions!

> Also Kim 'this parenting thing gets trickier and trickier!' Fisher

> --
> "A hobby is the happy medium between
> a passion and a monomania."
> --Honor de Balzac