The Cool House

I'd always hoped we'd have THAT house.

You know the one where everyone hangs out in?

The one where all your food is gone in one afternoon after a grocery store run that morning?

Where all the kids can hang and not be all, "ew your mom" or "I'd rather be loitering at Target."

Will it happen?

I'm not sure. 

Right now, all our afterschool activities take precedent over any hanging.

My oldest turned down a birthday party of a friend and a PG13 movie because of dance.

My son plays Runescape if he has any free time.

All the kids K knows are still in carseats or boosters, so they have to be driven over.

We're not the family with the XBox or Wii or Playstation, or Atari.

....

Oh Atari?!  You know that thing with the thingamabob, joystick thingy?

Right?  Isn't that it?  I don't know, I never actually had one, I think it was for boys.



Nevermind.



We don't have a pool.

Or a hottub (for the future:  probably a good thing).

We still have Betamax and VHS.

LOL, no we don't. Just fun to write that.

So I don't know, maybe we can be THAT house when the kids get older?

Do I even really want it to be?

Maybe I just want to be cool to my kids, be that family that's all cool and not totally embarassing.

Impossible?

What do you think?

6 supporters in group:

  1. Chelle said...

    I think we all want the cool house...the cool parents (not the ones who try too hard, but the ones who are just cool), the cool movies, the cool food...

    And totally agree about the hot tub--I'll throw the pool into that category, too :)

    xo

  2. Heather B. said...

    I wanted to be the cool hang house too until it actually happened! Now I wish sometimes they would go hang somewhere ELSE! Not that I don't love my 14 yr olds friends because most of them are really great kids BUT it would be nice to spread the wealth! And by wealth I mean grocery bill!!!

  3. KT said...

    I have to admit to loving being "that mom."
    I like for my daughters friends to like me, and I like to have the house where the kids like to be.
    So sue me. :)

  4. Cinderella10383 said...

    I would love to be the cool house with the cool mom, I don't want to be a place my kids run away from. I also will always be the parent but it would be nice to have them still want to be around when they are teenagers, scary thought of them saying I embarrass them. Good luck on being that house that teenagers come to and let us know how it works out :)
    Jamie Brigham
    cinderella10383 @ aol dot com

  5. sueparks2003 said...

    I believe from time to time we all want that house and it's ok to want, dream etc as long as we are not losing the present. Being what our family needs right now loving, cool (if need be),spontaneous, even tempered, strong you know the MOM things! Who knows that house may be sooner than you think when your busy doing everything else time flies!
    Gladys P

  6. beth said...

    So, if you aren't going to become the cool techy-house then I suggest getting a ping pong table! Good luck...

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