?

Log in

No account? Create an account
find myself a city [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
caraway_

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Yoof [Feb. 11th, 2011|10:43 am]
caraway_
I got emailed some pictures of my Boy in Israel yesterday, the same day that an old friend of my Guy posted some pictures on Facebook from 1982. My future husband was 18 then, the same age the Boy is now. I met him a few months later. In the photos, he looks 12. Also, so uncool it is as if he is aiming for the effect. My son looks a bit more hip in his photos, and I also note that there are 3 guys and 9 girls in that Jerusalem apartment. Not a bad ratio for a kid who is tracking straight thus far.

Yesterday, the Boy's two BFFs dropped in and started raiding the fridge. They just wanted to hang out with me - after all, I'm their former Scout Leader as well as substitute mom. I was a combination of touched and a little irritated. We watched an episode of Generation Kill and then an episode of The Daily Show and then I threw them out, partly because what I thought was a jar of iced coffee they brought with them turned out to be Baileys. Ewww, I'm so glad I'm not 18 any more.

Then the Guy got home from a Scout meeting. He and I both left 'the movement' last year - combination of his severed achilles tendon and our mutual frustration with some other leaders in the group our son and then our daughter was with. That group has sorted itself out - the two problem people left and some dads of new scouts have taken their place - and the Guy has been tapped on the shoulder to set up a new scout group downtown. A combination of kids from public housing and university students... yeah, that will work. Anyhow, they want me to work with the university age students in the oldest Scout group, Rovers, the 18-25 year olds. I would need to be an advisor rather than a leader, basically just watch over them while they drink and shag and occasionally pretend to organize activities for the younger Scouts.

Yeah, sure, I'm up for it.
linkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: kassto
2011-02-11 08:34 am (UTC)
Wahahaha, to all of that.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: caraway_
2011-02-11 11:39 pm (UTC)
Boys greatly amuse me. I suspect they amuse you too - with two of them in the house.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: kassto
2011-02-11 11:43 pm (UTC)
Yes, they amuse me greatly!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: suze2000
2011-02-12 04:24 am (UTC)
I love that you are honest enough to say that a drop-in visit from the BFFs was irritating as well as touching. :)
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: caraway_
2011-02-12 07:06 am (UTC)
18 year old boys. Just saying.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)