Sunday, May 11, 2008

And so it Begins ("Some Guy . . . with a badge"

PB and SB (Skater Boy) are having a sleepover at our house tonight. Sleepover no longer means sleeping. It has little to do with sleep. The rule is, no noise after midnight so the old folks can hopefully sleep. The old folks (BB and me) stayed up a little later, knowing we couldn't sleep until they settled down a little.

Finally, though, we did sleep, until 3:45 when someone knocked on the bedroom door. We usually leave the door open at night, unless there's a sleepover. Then, we close it for noise reduction and privacy.

"Open the door," I said, because PB was out there mumbling. He continued mumbling.

"Speak up, boy," said the sleepy old man.

"Some guy wants to talk to you. He won't go away until he does."

"Some guy? Whaddya mean?"

"We were out in the yard drinking tea. I don't see why you can't sit outside on a nice night and drink tea. We were in our own yard. How is that against the law?"

"Curfew?" I said.

"Whaddya mean, some guy?"

"Some guy . . with a badge. He wants to talk to you."

BB gets up, pulls on some jeans, and goes down.

In a minute, he returns. ""I don't know what he meant, 'some guy,' it was a uniformed police officer, standing there with some teeny-bopper girl. And I don't know what he meant, sitting in "our own yard." The policeman said they were down at the corner talking to two girls. He's walking them each home and speaking to their parents."

"Did he get a warning?"

"He didn't get a ticket."

So, now it is five AM and I am awake, and have been since 3:45. I have insomnia anyway, and something like this makes it hard for me to sleep again. The boys have turned off their light and are quiet. BB has gone back to sleep. But I am wide awake.


Nadine said...

Good grief. Is this a dream sequence? Teenagers!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Seems like it but it really happened. :-(

BerryBird said...

First of all, except for your sleep being utterly ruined, this is a funny story. Drinking tea in the yard, some guy, where does PB come up with this shit? You'd think he'd know you'd get the real story from the officer.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...


He was using figures of speech or substitute images to tone down the severity of the incident, which made NO SENSE.

Fortune Cookies said...

oh wow! PB sounds sooooo much like me when I was a teenager. sigh. hopefully you can chalk it up teenage antics and now it's a lesson learned.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I'm not sure if anyone learned anything--I hope they did but I'm not holding my breath. BB grounded PB from sleepovers for a while.

I was no angel when I was that age. And I got a lot worse before I got better.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I guess it's funny. lol?

It IS funny.

bluerose9062 said...

Oh my! You have my sympathy. You should have heard some of the stuff I told my parents. This is the reason why I don't have kids. Good luck.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I guess what comes around goes around. I was an obnoxious teenager myself. AK!