My good friend Chris and her daughter, Lauren, spent the night at my house last night. Chris works nearby and needs to take Lauren to a dental appointment (wisdom teeth – bummer) this afternoon. It makes total sense that they spent the night because that way Chris has a 4 mile commute instead of a 40 mile commute and Lauren can hang out here instead of waiting at her mom’s office for 6 hours or so.
Lauren is 13 years old. Devin has just turned 16… certainly old enough to know how to appropriately handle the following situation:
When you went to bed last night, there were just your regular family members at the house. You did not listen yesterday when mom mentioned at least 5 times that Chris and Lauren were spending the night. When you woke up this morning, there was a cute girl sitting at the breakfast table. Should you:
a) say, “Hi, I’m Devin” and allow her to introduce herself to you?
b) hope she says something to you first?
c) find your mom and ask her what’s going on?
d) pretend you don’t see her, walk past her and proceed to fix your breakfast 4 feet away from her without saying a thing to her or even acknowledging her presence because you are a giant dork?
The answer is not d….. shocker that he opted for that one.
uncle jayson says
That is the perfect picture for a myriad of PSA or ABC After School Special ads:
“Don’t let drugs ruin your life.”
“Adoption and you”
“No child should be left behind”
My husband does the same thing to me every day. : )