Oldest son came to spend Sunday (Father’s Day) with us to hang out, eat Mom’s cooking and swim. We had a blast. Unfortunately the other two boys had to work, but we’ll see them in two weeks when we have Middle’s college graduation party here.
Oldest is a CPA and we were going over some financial stuff and having some business discussions when he said, “I should read The Plus Once Chronicles.”
To which I said, “No.”
Stunned, he’s like, “Why not?” (His a big reader when he has the time, and we often read the same books.)
I explained. “You’re not old enough.”
“Really?” He raised an eyebrow at me just like Wizard does. “And when will I be old enough?”
“When I’m dead.”
After laughing at me, he said, “How bad can it be?”
“Let me put it this way, I tagged it as Erotic Romance.”
The face he made? PRICELESS. I laughed at him and changed my attitude. “Go ahead, read it. I dare you.”
Oldest decided to go to talk to his dad for a while. Seriously, when will these boys learn that Mom always knows best?
So how was your weekend?
June 17th, 2013 at 1:25 am · Link
First off boys never learn that mother knows best, I know this because I have two older brothers (both are 10-14 years older than me I might add) and they never take my mother’s advice, then when something happens they wish they had.
This weekend we didn’t just celebrate Father’s Day, but my nephew’s birthday, he turned one. He had a cake all to himself, and we watched as he destroyed that thing.
I would have loved to have seen his face when you told him that, now I have to wonder though if he’ll take that dare . I can’t see that happening but the idea of potential faces when he reads the books, hmmm. It would be a serious case of “Mom I don’t want to know where you get this information” if you catch my meaning. It’d be real funny though
June 17th, 2013 at 2:45 am · Link
That is priceless :). I would love to have seen the expression on his face. What did Wizard do during this exchange – oh I know – enjoyed his cheesecake ;).
I found that my boys don’t listen to me either but they almost always return to say “Mom, you were right.” To which I just smile. Live and learn.
Hubs and two of the boys went golfing but only did 9 holes because the youngest was beating them so bad. In fact hubs said he’s never golfing on Father’s Day again. Right, until next year ;). We had a nice cookout with ribs/chicken and normal stuff. All were full.
Have a great week :).
June 17th, 2013 at 6:07 am · Link
I’m glad you guys had a good weekend and fun with the son. I hope Middle’s party is awesome. Too funny about Oldest reading your books.
We had a good weekend here. The Kid remembered to call and wish her step-dad a Happy Father’s Day last night (just squeaked it in). We watched some killer golf. I did yard work and then work-work – getting a few thousand words into the computer and a few queries out. Life is good.
June 17th, 2013 at 8:00 am · Link
Talking to my kids always reminds me of a favorite quote from the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy. (yes I have been a forever geek)
“It is times like this I wish I had listened to what my mother said”
“Yea. What did she say?”
“I don’t know!! I never listened.”
I smile at my kids. Say the quote and tell them that is what they will be like when they are trapped on an allien ship listening to horrable poetry.
Sorry if your not a Douglas Adam’s fan you may not get it.
Any ways our fathers day was spent taking son up to Boy Scout Camp and having an all you can eat pizza buffet for lunch.
June 17th, 2013 at 9:04 am · Link
Someday I will have to have a similar conversation with my daughters … admitted, that’s not as bad as having it with a son and I don’t write erotica but I imagine I’ll be just as uncomfortable
Sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Did you ever look into those magnets? Here’s a link to where my mom gets hers: http://promagnet.com/testimonials.htm
June 17th, 2013 at 11:10 am · Link
Amanda, Happy Birthday to your nephew! I bet he was an adorable mess with his cake!
My oldest has read my mysteries that had some sex. Who knows, he might read these, he’s an adult. But I think I many have scared him off
Your brothers sound like typical guys.
June 17th, 2013 at 11:15 am · Link
Viki, Wizard was watching something on TV in the next room. I don’t know if he was paying attention or not, but he’s used to random conversations like that. Oldest and I talk about books a lot.
I’m cracking up at your husband! Sounds like Wizard when he loses to the boys in whatever they are doing. Usually I would hear about it all at dinner, they’d torture each other and whoever lost would come up with some creative excuse. Of course your husband will play golf next Father’s Day!
Glad everyone enjoyed the day!
June 17th, 2013 at 11:17 am · Link
B.E., love your kid squeaked it in! Sounds like she’s living a full life now.
Yay on the words! You did better than me–I got words in but everything ends in my delete file. My process sucks.
June 17th, 2013 at 11:19 am · Link
Kat, I’ve heard of that book a million times and still haven’t read it. I’ll never read all the books I want to! A great quote though.
Hope your son has a great time at Boy Scout camp!
June 17th, 2013 at 11:23 am · Link
Ban, I actually wasn’t uncomfortable, I was just adamant, LOL! The boys know what I write, they don’t care. I’ve always been honest with them, including about sex. Now that they are adults, I stay out of the parts of their lives I don’t belong in, and I tell them when I think one of my books crosses the line that keeps our mother/son relationship easy and healthy.
And wow, I just got off on a tangent! Sorry
I haven’t tried the magnets, but thanks for the website link!
June 17th, 2013 at 1:26 pm · Link
Can. Not. BREATHE! OMG. Laughing so hard it hurts. I sort of hope he reads it! I want you to relate that conversation when it happens.
I remember the first romance novel The Only read. Once finished, she wandered into my office, dug her toe into the floor, hemmed, hawed, and finally asked if that’s what sex was really like. When I finally quite laughing, she rolled her eyes and said, “Guess not, huh.” She was 13. I can’t reveal the conversation we had when she first read my books with sex in them. I love Lawyer Guy too much.
Enjoyed my writer’s conference, enjoying most of a new roof (no leaks in the rain last night!!!), we’re celebrating Father’s Day this coming weekend, and ROGUE MOON went live this morning. It was a good weekend!
June 17th, 2013 at 9:23 pm · Link
Silver Congrats on getting ROUGE MOON up! I’ll buy it this week! And I’ll tweet/FB it. Very excited for you!
If Oldest reads it, it’ll be fine. He’ll regret it and I’ll laugh. I have him fair warning
I actually think its great that that Only asked you after she read the book. Wish all kids had parents they could ask.
Great news on your rook and writer’s conference.