For the most part my friends liked/loved my mom. She had rules (no drinking, no drugs, no smoking....and no inappropriate behavior). Everyone knew the rules and life was good. Now this was not to say that if you crossed my mom that there weren't consequences. I do remember my mom grounding kids away from the house a couple of times (imagine that....grounding other peoples kids and them dying to be allowed to come back over) and there were a couple who were banished for life due to disrespectful behavior to Mom. The rest though....they liked if not loved Mom. Many came to visit Mom whenever they came to town or on a semi-regular basis, long after I left home. Yep....she was just that great and just that cool.
Honestly.....this whole thing baffles me. I have never even raised my voice to any of Z's friends. The closest I came to anger was when I caught a house full of boys sneaking out at 1 a.m. thinking they were going Lord knows where....planning to do Lord knows what?! I simply said "What do you think you are doing? You get yourselves back downstairs before I start calling parents!" I am sure that it being 1 in the morning....I looked far scarier than I sounded. However, they came back in, went back downstairs and there were no further problems. Didn't seem too scary to me!
Apparently I have a reputation for being "scary" though. Really scary! Kids who have never even met me.....fear me. They assume I don't like them before I have even uttered a word to them. Z's ex-girlfriend was one of these. The first time I met her she was shaking because she was sure I didn't like her. Even after talking to her numerous times ...she was still sure that I was going to sprout horns and tail and spit venom at her. The truth was....I really actually liked her. I thought she was good for Z. When Z decided that the relationship wasn't working (it is high school after all) the first words out of her mouth were...."Your mom made you do this...right?!" I had to laugh.....not only did she fear me....but she had bestowed powers upon me that I simply do not have. I might control certain parts of Z's young life, but I simply have no control over his heart....but I guess this all goes with my scary persona!
So you see, while most of my peers find me kooky, strange and possibly moderately humorous, there is a whole new generation that just finds me scary. Should I work on this and try to win these kids over and become the cool mom? Naw.....I am good with scary. Scary seems to actually be working for me!
And so now you know a little more about Lisa. Scared yet? Bwahahahahah Perhaps I should add that adjective in the "about me" section on the dating website. LOL Well on that note....here is hoping you have a cool and productive Wednesday....oh....and....BOO!