But Wilt Thou Woo This Wild Cat?

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11 Responses

  1. Joanne says:

    People, just like anyone else. And, she likes you.

  2. Lil says:

    “I know. I mean, you’re not a crazy lady who has to drink all the time, but you’re a lady who is crazy for her drinks.”

    How do I love thee, let me count the ways.

  3. PIsham says:

    Love, love, love this! It’s the problem with the old idea of scheduling “quality time.” You have to just hang around a lot so you can be there when that ephemeral moment floats by. So blessed to have found your writing–thanks!

  4. kmkat says:

    You are sooo wise in the ways of teenagers! When I got to the line about teenagers being feline I nearly cheered, but I am at a computer in the library, and even though our librarian is totally fine with a little noise, that seemed excessive.

    btw, I would have loved to have YOU as a mom back in the day 😉

  5. I love this. My own teen spent two hours talking animatedly with me about the difficult-to-fathom rules of dating today. I think of it as the reward for the storms you weather with them.

  6. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    EXACTLY how you do it. Well played, madam. Well played.
    And I dig her style, this kid of yours.

  7. ds says:

    Teenagers are cats, not dogs. Oh, yesssssssss! Well played, Mama. Well played, indeed! (Wish I’d had that English teacher, too).

  8. Kate says:

    People can say what they like about teenage girls. I think mine (and yours) is awesome. I find that, like you, I get a lot out of her if I’m available and not too nosy. Or if we go running together (although I did have to spend one trail run explaining why some people like to read “Fifty Shades of Grey” and why I think it is the suckiest erotica I have ever encountered). And since the farther reaches of the house are cold in the wintertime, it works to my advantage. The kids will give up the solitude of their rooms for the sake of warmth.

  9. Friko says:

    Dear me, you do jump around.
    I had no idea you had blogged in January in spite of following you AND having you in my blogroll.

    Is that the same mechanism you employ with your delightful daughter? Ignoring us? Until we come crawling?

    Your girl is fine and so are you.

  10. Maria says:

    You’ve hit it on the head. I work daily at NOT looking needy. When we shop, I do crazy things like kind of nudge her towards that one dress, but when she picks it up, I dismiss it immediately, looking away. All it takes. She wants it. It’s a calculated dance and in some ways, I kind of enjoy it. This is going to sound creepy, but I swear it isn’t! Some days, it is like getting that one guy to look at you in college. I was a master of ignoring guys in bars that I wanted to dance with. Worked every time. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way with my wife, though. She refuses to put up with game playing of any kind. Pity. My daughter and I play daily and she doesn’t even know it…..and now I am preening with how clever how I am. This will last about a half hour.

  11. Meg says:

    I love teenagers. Especially yours. And mine.

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