Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ice cream will fix this...Mommy's Piggy Tales #11

Age 14 or 9th Grade

Ah high school. What a hormone-charged, drama-filled bunch of craziness!!! What do I remember of freshman year? Drama, boys & tears. I heard a quote by George Bernard Shaw one time that says: "Youth is wasted on the young." How true. Young people don't know how to handle youth. It should be such a wonderful time of freedom, to a certain extent & joy & great friendships & no real responsibility in terms of bills & money. But man, we sure can make it a big mess with how much emphasis we place on things that don't matter & how upset we get over little things. I remember so many things feeling like such hard moments & looking back on them, they still felt hard at the time, but now the situations seem so meaningless. I've come so far since then.

I had a major crush on a boy who had a girlfriend this year. He still used to call me all the time & it was so confusing how he could say he liked both of us. (I wonder if he's going to read this. We're still friends on Facebook. LOL) But looking back on it, it was such a ridiculous waste of time because a guy who treats you like that isn't worth it. I didn't know that in 9th grade, though. I remember one night when I was just heartbroken over this situation & my mom heard me crying in my bedroom & she came in & took me to Wal-Mart to get ice cream even though it was about 11:00pm on a school night. Maybe not the greatest parenting example if you're thinking of sweets & bedtimes, but it is one of the fondest memories I have with my mother. She didn't act like I was stupid for crying over something that 10 years later I'd look back on with laughter. She just gave me a hug & said "ice cream will fix this." And it did for a little while.






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13 comments:

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

glad to see you back.. missed ya.. I love the picture and the post.

theboredmommy said...

Ah! Cutest story and cutest picture! Is that your mom?? If so, looks like your sister! :) And she had the perfect reaction - the one that I hope to have with my daughter one day!

Crystal said...

I agree, I totally wish I had lightened up on the drama as a kid and enjoyed it more! Of course for me the stress of money & bills actually happened earlier then I would've liked- I used to stress more then even then I do now!
What a good memory to have to share with your mom, I don't have any of someone 'picking me up' when I was down about boys or other drama, but I have plenty of me picking up my little sister and a friend or 2 in their own moments of tears and broken hearts. Ice cream definitely helps, and I used to take my sister to the movies or rent one and just veg out for a while with her. Good memories!

Casie said...

Your mom is a smart lady! I'm glad she knew what would make it all better.

Becca said...

I just wish I had gone to my mom with all of my boy drama. I didn't think she would understand, so I never talked about it. What a waste. If only I had known how smart she is... for some reason she had gotten a lot smarter as I've aged. :)

Booyah's Momma said...

I wouldn't go back and redo my freshman year for anything. Drama o plenty. And your mom... sounds like a wise woman indeed.

adriel, from the mommyhood memos said...

one question: how did you NOT look awkward at 14?! {i'm impressed!}

Lindsey said...

I left you an award at my blog. http://dishwaterdreams.com/2010/08/but-i-dont-hav…peech-prepared/

Amanda said...

hey thanks for visiting my blog! stopping to say hi and be your new follower! have a great weekend!

Sugar Mama said...

Ice cream does fix a lot. My 11 year old son started off with a tough 6th grade year, and he said to me, "Mom, I think I'll need ice cream after school". I blogged about it and couldn't stop crying!!!

And now I want a big bowl of ice cream. ;o)

Janna said...

See, this is why we blog about life because it precious moments like this that we wouldn't want to be lost or forgotten.

So glad that although the boy relat. was better put aside it allowed you and your mom to draw closer.

I'm featuring your post this week.

MommaHarms said...

What a smart mom. Ice cream does fix everything!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Just precious...and yes, so many hormones at this time of life and everything is such a big deal!!!
All these post remind me of why I enjoy hearing Taylor Swift...she seems to capture this time in song.
Visiting from Mommy Piggy Tale group 2!!!
Enjoyed..such an encouragement for us moms to remember

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