Friday, January 23, 2009

Stage Mother

Scarlett, this is why you cannot have a sleepover tonight at your friend's house, even though this has made you very, very very mad at your mother.

You are in your room, pouting. Your mother, the Matron, is venting.


You will arrive home from the theatre around 10 pm. The Matron is not bringing you to your friend's house in the middle of the night. Clever idea, yes, to suggest the friend's mother pick you up at the theatre and brings you there, to save your mother the trip. But you have two shows tomorrows and one on Sunday.



You arrived home around 10 pm last night and adreline fueld you until midnight. Your mother thinks you need some sleep. Remember, this is the friend who likes to stay up all night. Not a good idea.

If looks could kill, though, the Matron would be history by this point.



She knows that you would rather not return to school after the matinees or the television promotions. But return, you do. And yes, the answer regarding the cell phone remains the same: No.

Life and art, those mirrors. Your mother knows that you feel like this, even if your frustration is all in the Evil Eye you are aiming at the mother ship.


If 'everyone else' has a cell phone, then you have plenty available to borrow, should an actual emergency arise.

Because even though you are downright adorable and 100% responsible, sometimes? For several things? The answers are still no.

All photos by Ann Marsden

15 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

Just wait until she gets a blog.

Minnesota Matron said...

Ha!

smalltownmom said...

Stand firm, Matron!

Daisy said...

Hang in there, Mom!!

JCK said...

You are a good mom. Yes, you are. Loved the pictures! Assuming the show is going well.

Cracking up over Mrs. G's comment.

Patti said...

Been doing the same kinda stuff here. Standard reply: I'm your mother, not your friend."

Julie said...

Great pictures! Looks like the show is going well. Keep at it and keep sharing your tricks 'cause I'm taking notes! :)

Kelly said...

The pics are amazing. I know you didn't take them, but the subject is stunning and I guess you had a little something to do with that. ;)

Ree said...

My gawd, she's beautiful. I bet her anger only makes her more so, right?

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

Well said, Mom, you are so right and sensible.

distracted by shiny objects said...

My girls are 16 and 21 and, although quite darling and wonderful daughters, have taught me a thing or two about setting goals...
#1. grocery store
#2. piss off CollegeGrrrl daughter
#3. check out Williams YMCA while no joining fee
#4. pick up HoneyHairedGrrrl from school @ 3pm
#5. piss her off by 3:10

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

She's learning early about the tough choices that life requires. The photos are wonderful.

Heather said...

I'm so glad there is time for me to ease into having a pre-teen and a teen. Gah!

Melissa said...

You know she's telling all her friends, "God, I hate that woman! She's so mean!"

But she's not telling them from her cell phone!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

This is exactly what I told my two older daughters when they told me that everyone else in college has a car. "Then there will be plenty of people to give you rides." Here's another line you might need: "It isn't my job to see to it that you're happy. It's my job to teach you how to get your own happiness."

XOXO