I always know when Man-child is up to something - he volunteers to do things. This morning after he helped my mom and her friends at the market, he raked 6 bags of leaves, gave Rosa a bath, and cleaned the bathroom. I am just waiting ....
The phone rings and he takes it into his room. BINGO!!!! After ten minutes, he comes out of his room, gives me hug and says "Hey Ma, need me to do anything else". Without looking at him I said "spill it". Pay attention to this conversation.....
"Well, if it's ok - I wanted to go to the movies with my friends"
"What friends, Geoff?
"Oh, You don't them".
"Why don't I know them? How do you know them and what movies are you going to?"
"The one in Owings Mills to see Harry Potter. We were going to catch the subway".
"So, how many is we and who are you going with?"
"Ummmm, well I was going to meet Olympus at the movies".
"I thought you said it was a few kids going. Now it's just you and Olympus?!!
"Well, I am not really sure if they can all go but Olympus called and said she can go".
"So, how did we get from a bunch of kids to just one? what makes you think you can go on a date.
"It's not a date .. I just told her we could go to the movies for her birthday".
"If it's not a date, then what do you call it? And why hasn't her mother called to talk to me?"
Ok... so now my dandruff is up. Did he really think I was born yesterday. After went over his story again, He confessed that he promised to take her to the movies. There were others kids that were going to go but now they can't. So, what made him think I was going to allow him to go. After giving him the evil eye, I had to really yell at Man-child. First, don't ever give me Half-truths, don't make plans unless you check with me first, and don't make promises you can't keep.
Brrrrinnnnggggg.. Phone call for Geoff. Miss Olympus is at the theatre waiting for him. I really wanted to tell the young lady to GO HOME. I drove him to the theatre. Olympus said her mother knew she was meeting him at the movie theatre and she was to go directly home after it ended. Well... she certainly will .. cause I'll be at the movies waiting when it lets out so that I can take her home and meet this Momma.