Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Dear Me

OK - so the homework assignment tonight from Mama's Losing It is write a letter to the 10-year-old boy that I had been ... here goes nothing:

Dear young, prepubescent Los,

Dude, remember how you were saying that you couldn't wait to grow up that one day down at the pool with Ray, Drew and Davers? You gotta put on the brakes - enjoy life as a kid with no responsibilties. Yeah yeah, I know - at 21, you'll be able to go to bars, drive, drink, and be a grown up ... but at the same point, you'll have to get a job, and have to pay for things.

Curfews? Yeah, they suck, and mom always makes you come in earlier than the other kids. That's cool - it's just a small price to pay. Mom and dad bend over backwards for you - the least you could do is not complain about your curfew ... you'll understand soon enough.

Oh, and here's a little advice for ya - it's never too early to start thinking about girls. I know, you think they're gross, but you're only a few years away from your first date. And let me tell you something - get over your shyness - there's a lot of girls who would love to go out on a date with you, even if you just take them to the mall for a pretzel and a slurpee. Trust me, bro!

11 comments:

Jeff said...

Dear little dude: Stay away from Michael Jackson.

Alaina said...

nice letter to the wee one! I'm thinking of joining the weekly wednesday writing challenge... but I just can't compete with you! :-)

Reverse said...

Alyssa Milano... yeah, it gets better.

Rhonda said...

Oh, it truly sucks to be a kid sometimes, doesn't it?

But then it kind of sucks to be an adult sometimes.

Insane Mama said...

My curfew was always way earlier than everyone elses too!

Emily said...

Love the slurpee date. I so would have been into that.

El Padrino said...

remember that? the good ol days

Mama's Losin' It said...

Life should be backwards. We would SO appreciate what it's like to be ten if we felt what it's like to be 30 first. I guess I better appreciate what it's like to be 30 before 50 hits.

Dang.

Am I gonna be 50!?!

Ink and Stone said...

Mmmm... pretzels and slurpees.

I never had a curfew... I wandered wherever as I felt like it.

Melissa said...

Yeah, I always hated curfew too!! I hated all the rules my mom gave me! If we only knew then what we know now!

Los said...

Jeff - Good call!

Alaina - Eh, I've seen your writing ... you'll be fine!

Reverse - hubbada!

Rhonda - There's positives and negatives to both, right?

IM - I envied the kids with later curfews!

Emily - Slurpee ... a very underrated drink.

ELP - Sigh ...

Mama - If I would've known then, what I know now ...

Ink - You rebel!

Melissa - I'm sure I'll have those same fights with my kids someday.