Last night, I found myself in a position to teach Gerald (the teenager) a very valuable life lesson.
Here’s how it went down:
Gerald: “Mom, Megan and Chase broke up again, and they are so mad at each other.”
Me: “Really – what happened this time?”
Gerald: “They’re just talking about each other to everyone else. They both talk trash about the other one to all our friends.”
Me: “What do you say since you’re friends with both of them? Or do you just listen and not really say anything?”
Gerald: “I say, ‘I know, right.’” [Hee hee]
Me: “Gerald! You can’t do that! That’s throwing fuel on the fire!”
Gerald: “I know, but it is kind of funny!”
Me: “It’s mean. You should tell them both to just get back together or get over each other and move on. They’re both gonna’ get their feelings hurt if they keep spreading rumors about each other.”
Gerald: “I know, but I’m kind of on her side.”
Me: “No, no, no…!!! I’m about to teach you a very valuable life lesson that you need to remember until the day you get married.”
Gerald: [listening intently] “Okay, what is it?”
***Drum roll, please…***
Me: “Bros before hoes, man. Bros before hoes.”
Gerald: [amazing look of wonderment on his face] “Hmm, okay. Thanks, Mom.”
And that, folks, makes me….
That’s right – – I’m officially the WORLD’S OKAYEST MOM!!!