It's funny. Same day I said on Facebook that I'd love to blog current parenting issues, but I won't for sake of my kid's privacy, this happened!!
Me to daughter-"So I saw the paper asking parents to help with winter formal!"
Me- "So I actually get to? Yay!" (in excited voice. It's a hard thing to ever get your foot in the door at our huge public school)
Daughter- (serious tone) "You can help with the decorating. Just please don't chaperone."
Me- (in defensive disappointed questioning shocked voice) "What?! Why!?"
Daughter- "Cuz people will probably be grinding and you'll tell them to stop (in flat knowing tone)".
(She knows I would LOVE the opportunity.)
Me- "Well aren't the chaperones SUPPOSED to tell them to stop grinding?"
Daughter- "Yes. I just don't want you to be the one telling them to stop grinding."
Me- "Can I post this?" (finding humor at the subject matter and how many times we're saying grinding).
Daughter- "Yes. (surprisingly emphatic). You can do whatever you want with this, as long as you're not there."
Me- (getting excited) "Really?!!"
Me- "woo hoooooo!!!" (as I started to remember one of my favorite Pinterest pictures I hadn't used yet. (see above)
This is probably more fun than chaperoning anyway.
Let's talk about grinding!
So remember back to when you were little and you always felt old?! In the know? Looking back, now you realize how young you were at the time? You felt so old, but were 10. Now if you looked at a 10 yr old you would realize they're just a kid.
Picture a 12 year old. Now picture them grinding. L.O.L. Isn't it just wrong? But they're doing it and talking about it and thinking they are waaaaayyyy cool! Well not everyone's doing it. I know that, but a whole lot are!!! And what 12 year old honestly knows anything about grinding? (if my kids are reading this they have now passed out on the floor in horror.) It's just silly.
Now as they get older, they unfortunately might know what they're doing, but good heavens. Does everyone realize what they look like out there on the dance floor? Or does anyone really want to see this?
This whole concept of grinding would be kind of funny if it wasn't so sad. And disturbing. Sorry, but I feel like all self respect has been taken.
Come on, get some respect or get a room. Is that too harsh? It's how I feel.