Atta Girl

posted by Momo Fali on July 12, 2010

My family is Catholic and that means that summer festivals are upon us.

If you have never been to a church festival you are missing out. There are rickety rides that are run by slightly inebriated carnies and there are games where your kids can walk away with fine prizes like Chinese yo-yos and rubber ducks. Together these will only cost you twenty tickets!

There are local musicians, beer trucks, bratwurst and gambling. The air smells of cotton candy, bug spray and sweat. Mmm.

And, when it gets late in the evening, there are teens and preteens running about. Well, they’re mostly just standing in large packs and their hormones are doing all the running.

As much as it pains me to say this, my daughter is a preteen now. I keep telling her to stop growing up, but she won’t listen to me. Typical.

My daughter is such a good kid, and is so studious and smart, that yesterday, I heard my husband tell her to, “Put down your book and play Mario with me!” but, she is still a girl. I know for a fact that she has a crush on Taylor Lautner. I totally caught her watching The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl the other night.

Given these facts, I don’t think I was out of line when I questioned her the other night about her intentions when we visit these festivals. I sat her down and asked, “So, are you going to be walking around in clumps of giggling girls this year? Are you going to be following the boys wherever they go?”

She replied, “Why would I do that? If you follow the boys around you just get less time on the rides.”

See? I told you she was smart.

    Comments

  • Tara R.


    That's a smart chica you have.

  • Tom


    Just keep her thinking that way: "boys make you miss out on the fun stuff."

  • Always Home and Uncool


    Just like her mom.

    I hope you didn't have to sit through "Sharkboy and Lava Girl." I did when it came out. One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

  • Oscar


    We have this here too! It's more Italian… Same scenerio. It's funny ,my kids had the same priority. Now all adults, they still go to see friends.

  • UP


    She's very smart!

    UP

  • Surfer Jay


    Yeah I'm going to share that concept with my wife. 'If you stop following me around the house you might get more done round here…'

  • mamacomedy


    Yeah, I remember telling my dad the reason I sat watching the boys play basketball (w/o shirts) in the driveway was to pick-up some tips on how to improve my own game. Uh-huh.

  • Heather


    Sounds exactly like the girl who is currently sitting next to me…vegging on the couch, reading a COOKBOOK!

    I love church festivals too…funnel cake!

  • meleah rebeccah


    That IS one smart girl!

  • Amie


    I got my first kiss at the first OLP festival….but they didn't have rides, so I had nothing better to do.

  • Karen MEG


    Brilliant!
    I still can't believe that Sharkboy grew up to have an 8 pack (according to my 10 y.o. who would love to have one too!)

  • Davina


    She is smart. She knows exactly what to say to her mom to keep her thinking she has no intention of following those boys around! 🙂

  • Heather


    She's a genius. And YES! Catholic summer festivals!

  • AlisonH


    Lol!

  • The Urban Cowboy


    Ha, funny and smart!

  • Mrs4444


    That is pure awesome, right there. Dang, you've raised that girl right! Nice.

  • Corey~living and loving


    I like to tease all the WOMEN who are drooling over JACOB from Twilight with photos of sharkboy. LOL

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