Life With Hayden: Hey, I Had Slippers On!

I've got great kids. As their mother, it seems as though I rarely freak them out, or embarrass them. Of course, I've been known to be delusional on occassion and this might be one of those times. Maybe they've been embarrassed so many times, they've mastered the art of hiding it from me. I don't know if that's true, but I do know that during the course of their lives, there have been an ample number of possible embarrassing moments.

For example...

last night I picked up Hayden in my nightgown and robe.

After every home high school football game in our county, a lot of teenagers go to a local church to hang out, eat pizza and play basketball. It's called "Fifth Quarter" and Hayden usually goes and meets up with friends, and stays until about midnight.

And since I'm the only night person living in our home at the present time (Kaitlin's the other), I got the blessing of picking him up last night at 12:10 in the a.m.

and I just couldn't bring myself to change my clothes.

Now the church is really only about a mile from home, and it's easy to get to by the back roads. But still, thoughts like the following did cross my mind...

1. what if I break down/run out of gas/hit a deer? (all valid concerns considering what I drive & where I live) The police might have to come get me and I'm driving the minivan in my nite-nite clothes...

2. hey, where'd I put my phone? Just in case I break down/run out of gas/hit a deer...

3. oh man, Kaitlin has my phone!

4. that girl had better get her act together and mail my phone to this week, I swear if I didn't remind her 50 times a day...

5. Is that a flashing blue light? (heart rate now at 159)

6. ok, ok its just a pair of headlights...ok they're turning down that side street (heart rate now slowly decreasing)

7. ok, I see the first entrance to the church parking lot...wait, are those cops standing outside the pick up door? (heart rate now climbing)

8. maybe if I go into the second entrance, Hayden will see me and he'll just come out to the parking lot and jump in the car...

9. what are you doing?!? (I'm mouthing this to the tired looking dad in the SUV pulling out of the second entrance) great, now I'm gonna have to circle around (now I'm smiling at the tired looking dad in the SUV as we pass each other, because I recognize him from church)

10. ok, finally, the right entrance...where are you son? c'mon son, I know you outside waiting on me...I know your not still inside, mingling, eating, whatevering...I wish I had my phone so I could call him, I can't believe she hasn't mailed my phone back to me, she is gonna hear about this in the morning...is that him? yes! alright, come on and get in the car...no! don't stop to talk to him! get in the car! getinthecar, getinthecar, getinthecar...

door opens, Hayden gets in, door closes.

"have fun tonight son?"

"yeah it was alright."

All the way home, he never once asked about the robe and nightgown. The boy is gonna be a great husband someday.

Comments

Lindsey said…
hahaha! I thought the story was going to end with you getting out of the car and yelling "Hey, Hayden I have slippers on!" for some reason. that was a great read.:)
AngelRhoden said…
I love reading your craziness!!
O.K., I needed this laugh to wake me up this morning! I did break down years ago as a teenager with an outfit on that I wouldn't have dared to wear in public (a tube top and cut off shorts), the worst part is that my hair was soaking wet and I had it wrapped in a turban...I turned into the parking lot where KFC is to pick up my sister from somewhere and the entire driveshaft feel out from under my car....my boyfriend at the time, just happened to circle through the parking lot....I was glad for the help but extremely embarrassed....he was kind enough to remain with me a few more months and then he broke up with me (I'm not that cute in a turban)
Barb said…
You crack me up Deb!
Angie said…
Oh girl...you had me going! My heartrate was climbing too! I could just SEE IT ALL!

Whew! slippers, robe, and jammies...safe and sound back home.
YES. Get that cell phone!

You are too funny :)