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In which i have an anti-lecture policy in place


Kevin has been going through somewhat of a rough period at work.  What this means is that he’s traveling a lot and he’s quite tired.  We were supposed to go to a movie on Saturday but I screwed up (as per usual) and then we missed it.


Daniel had his homecoming dance so he wanted us to go to his “picture” session.  I wasn’t all that excited and we had this conversation:


Daniel:                        are you coming to my pictures?

Me:                              do you want us to?

Daniel:                        well, I only have two more dances

Me:                              ok, but you always look the same

Daniel:                        you used to love going to pictures

Me:                              that was at the beginning of high school.  Now it’s been 7 years of pictures and they’re boring

Daniel:                        you kind of suck mom

Me:                              yeah, I kind of do


So Kevin is all pissed off at me for missing the movie and I inform him we’re going to the picture session and that we will go for dinner afterwards where we’ll have a few drinks and it’ll be fun.  He won’t talk to me because he’s holding a grudge.  By the way, this is atypical of Kevin.


Daniel:                        I think it’s time to go now

Me:                              ok, lets go

Kevin:                         did you get the camera?

Me:                              oh, I don’t have a camera

Kevin:                         WHAT DO YOU mean you don’t have a camera?

Me:                              I told you that earlier that I didn’t have one

Kevin:                         no you didn’t

Me:                              yes I did, I said Andie had my camera at school

Kevin:                         Jesus Lynn, are you kidding me?

Me:                              well, what about that little camera of yours?

Kevin:                         it’s at work

Me:                              oh well

Daniel:                        so we’re going to TAKE pictures WITHOUT a camera?

Me:                              apparently

Daniel:                        you suck mom!

Kevin:                         You’re unbelievable Lynn!

Me:                              are you kidding me? There will be millions of cameras there

Kevin:                         what the hell is wrong with you today?

Me:                              today?

So we go take pictures and basically Kevin and I just chat with people because we have no camera although Daniels date had a camera so I got some shots in and then announced to everyone to email me pictures since I forgot my camera.  Whatever right?


So then we go to dinner and we’re having a few drinks and it’s all-good and we’re coming home when we have this conversation:


Kevin:                         Did you ever find those checks I need to cash?

Me:                              what checks?

Kevin:                         the ONES I said were coming that we NEEDED to cash

Me:                              ummm…not yet I suppose

Kevin:                         Lynn, what the hell is wrong with you?

Me:                              wow…that’s a long explanation

Kevin:                         you know Lynn, at work each of my guys have their jobs …

Me:                              … so

Kevin:                         … and they do their jobs and I trust that they’re doing their jobs so I don’t EVEN have to THINK about it

Me:                              that sounds like a good team

Kevin:                         … so I shouldn’t even have to THINK about this stuff

Me:                              … so don’t think about it

Kevin:                         MY point is that you need to do your job

Me:                              is this a lecture?

Kevin:                         what?

Me:                              because this SOUNDS LIKE A LECTURE

Kevin:                         it’s not a lecture

Me:                              and you know I have a STRICT ANTI-LECTURE policy in place

Kevin:                         that’s bullshit

Me:                              you KNOW that!!!

And it’s true.  When my parents died 14 and 15 years ago I put an anti-lecture policy in place.  I mean, losing my parents when I was in my 30’s sucked but the upside was that I decided that NOBODY could EVER lecture me again. Only my parents could lecture me and they were now gone.


Kevin knows this and yet, this sounded like a lecture to me.  But to be fair, I threw him and bone and told him I would try a little harder to go through the paperwork on a weekly basis.


I’m pretty altruistic I think!

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  1. GelliAnnh
    February 20, 2012

    Well for me, anyone can lecture me as long as it is in the right place and no one is hurt…
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    • Lynn
      February 20, 2012

      hahaha…nope, no lectures for me AT ALL

  2. Pamela D Hart
    February 20, 2012

    I do the lecturing and my boys, including my husband, just tune me OUT! I sort of just gave up. Sort of…
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    • Lynn
      February 20, 2012

      oh, i can still lecture

  3. Ruthy
    February 20, 2012

    Me i dont want to be lectured too…LOL…I have it when someone does…
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    • Lynn
      February 20, 2012


  4. Kat
    February 20, 2012

    I think by the time the lecture came I would have thrown down my napkin and started crying, “why are myyy jobs so HARD!?!” Tears will make them feel sorry for being so hard on you. And if that doesn’t work than you have no choice but to lie. “Yes the checks were cashed, of course!” Although that wouldn’t have worked too well for the missing camera.

    • Lynn
      February 20, 2012

      hahaha…my entire life is triage…trying to fix stuff i screwed up. Also, i NEVER cry

      • Name *
        February 20, 2012

        Well then I think it would be extra impactful. WORK ON IT.

        • Lynn
          February 20, 2012

          Work? On crying?????

  5. Mayor Gia
    February 20, 2012

    Hmm..good policy. No one likes being nagged!!
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  6. Missy | Literal Mom
    February 20, 2012

    I might have to institute an anti-lecture policy in MY house! Good thinking. And I’d never lecture you, for the record.

    • Lynn
      February 20, 2012

      Actually, I’d like to see you try…the sheer number of rules I have about what I do and can be done are overwhelming.

      I’m shocked I’m married

  7. alaina
    February 20, 2012

    Definitely a lecture.

    My favorite part…

    “Me: today?”

    I literally laughed out loud. Awesome.

    • Lynn
      February 20, 2012

      thank you

  8. Ellai
    February 20, 2012

    Hi Lynn…I dont want to be lectured even if it comes from the family…LOL…
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  9. Chelyn24
    February 20, 2012

    How I wish you can create also a mother and daughter conversation who shows the phase of being hatred to each other and realizing the importance of “Relationship”.
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    • Lynn
      February 20, 2012

      Well, I don’t make them up. I just write stuff that happens

  10. SWTOR Crafting Guide
    February 26, 2012

    Wow, that was one hell of a lecture! But I agree, only my parents can lecture me too! Kinda sucks sometimes though
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    • Lynn
      February 26, 2012

      yeah, i agree

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