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Mysterious Phone Call

I’ll start by saying I’m a transplanted Yankee (grew up in PA) that was a band/orchestra geek whilst in high school. I received a very interesting phone call last night and started to wonder-is this a Texas thing? The phone call went something like this:

Me: “Hello”

Caller: “Hi, is this M’s mom?”

Me: “yes”

Caller: “This is E, the girl your son took to Homecoming!”

Me: (With lump in throat) “Hi E, I remember.”

E: “My friend K wants to ask M to the Brigade Ball but she’s too afraid. Can we come over tomorrow and decorate his room.”

Me: “His bedroom?”

E: “Yes. That’s how we’re supposed to ask the person we want to escort us.”

Me: “But, it’s dirty.”

E: “That’s OK. So is mine.”

Me: “OK. Can you clean it while your decorating it?”

E: ~~Silence~~

Me: “I was just kidding. Yes, you can come over and decorate.”

E: “Thanks”

In the words of Momma Duck – “SAK thinking that maybe she should think about locking up her children until they are at least 25!”


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  1. * Suz says:

    “Mouth dropped wide open”

    Iam also a northeastern transplanted in the south and never heard of such a thing. Not sure how I would react if someone wanted to do that to my oldest sons room nevermind my daughter doing it to another guys room.

    Let us know how it turns out, lol

    Hugs Suz

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 4 months ago
  2. * Suz says:

    PS … ROFL @ You asking her to clean it!

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 4 months ago
  3. * Sheri & SuZan says:

    I love the fact that you asked her to clean it! SZY is also thinking to lock up her’s until 25 (ROTF).

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 4 months ago
  4. * Chickadee says:

    LMAO…that is too funny. I’ve never heard of such a thing either. Hmmm, how interesting. You’ll have to keep us informed and take pictures of the decorated room.

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 4 months ago
  5. * Karen says:

    I don’t know what you are talking about! I’m not a native Texan but surely I would have heard of something like this. Cleaning the room was a good one!

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 4 months ago
  6. * Teri says:

    Been there done that…locking up not work so good. Son learned to pick locks. In my neck of the woods this decorating (or as my friends and I call it the “Xtreme Invitation”) has been going on for at least 5-years. One girl even had a custom Baskin Robbin’s Ice Cream Cake made with a replica of her picture on top to invite my son to the “Winter Formal”…I did not have my cake and eat it too, but fear son may have.

    Great post. Sorry I got here late, but I’ll be back.


    | Reply Posted 12 years, 4 months ago
  7. * Katy says:

    I would have been killed had I stepped foot in a boy’s bedroom when I was a teenager. Hmmmmmm….I think I may lock my kids up for twenty years.

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 4 months ago

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