Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My lips are sealed -- unfortunately

I'm so sad.

I really have the best ever teenage-girls-are-from-Mars-and-the-rest-of-us-are-from-Venus story.


I can't tell it.

Not because I don't think it's hilarious, or because I think it's too embarrassing, or because I finally found something that even I wouldn't be comfortable talking about.


It's because the Roo-girl -- for the first time in my two years of blogging -- told me not to.

Let's back up just a smidge. She still does NOT know about my blog. I made the conscious decision to blog on the sly on July 29, 2007.

In the first year, however, she told me repeatedly that I SHOULD blog. That our family is hilarious and I should share our stories. In fact, one day she tried to hijack my laptop and set up a blog FOR me.

My answer to her was: You hate it when I tell stuff to my friends. What the heck would you do if I was telling the internet?

Her answer: I don't KNOW those people, so it doesn't matter.

So when we went to the AT&T store last Friday night to replace her severely malfunctioning phone and she did something that was so laughably hilarious that even the store manager was giggling, I was quite taken aback by her response:

"If you tell your blog friends about this, I will find out and I will hunt you down and KILL you!!"

Ah, so what changed?

Although she does not know about my blog, she DOES know that I read other blogs and therefore have developed blog friends. A community. People who send me stuff. People she actually has met in real life.

So now? You, my blog friends, are in the same category as my IRL friends. You KNOW her.

And I must respect her wishes.

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And speaking of July 29, 2007, that means that tomorrow is my actual bloggy natal day.

Be sure to come by for a special contest spectacular.

Or something.


Frenchgirlrn said...

You my friend are GOOD...I would be bursting at the seams....especially when it's a GREAT story...this is why I don't blog...just read...keeps me out of trouble...Lord knows I get into enough trouble without a blog...lol...

Nap Warden said...

Some day, this will happen to me. You are a good Mom for keeping it off the blog:)

Suburban Correspondent said...

Don't you hate that?! I have the best story, too - but I won't blog it.

justmylife said...

I hate when they tell you do not blog this. Completely sucks. You are a good mom for not blogging it, but I am dying to know what it is.

Pamela said...

well, you should have told the story as if it was some stranger in the ATT store.

I'm bummed. ha ha.

good mama.

Suzanne said...

You are too good-I'd want to spill all.

Granted, my kids suggest blog fodder and one even comes up with one liners. I videotape their messy rooms and threaten that if the room isn't clean in an hour, I'm showing my readers.

I bow to you, oh keeper of the juicy funny that you can't share with us.

nikki said...

Damn, seriously?! And I so needed a good Roo story this morning. Hmmph.

LceeL said...

How about if we promise not to say anything.

The Duchess of Wessex said...

Okay... I think you should just change the names to protect the innocent.

No harm there! ;)

Roger said...

You can always tell the story about "Roger" and what he did at the Verizon store, and she would be none the wiser, right? :)

See what I mean about my IT people? Today I can comment from work, it's so schizophrenic, I tell ya!

HalfAsstic.com said...

OH, MAN! Them's the breaks! I can totally understand the feeling that you MUST NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, VIOLATE THAT TRUST. Trust is hard won enough with teenagers. Still, I wish you could tell. ;-)

Momisodes said...

DOh! That has to suck having to keep your fingers still from typing this. You are such a good mom.

Happy early blogiversary!

Karen said...

I have refrained from telling personally incriminating stories about my teenaged daughter. She, on the other hand, has threatened to start her own blog to tell the stories. Maybe there should be a happy medium between our kids.

Janet said...

She had to have figured it out sooner or later. But just write it down for posterity. She'll be able to laugh about it when she's our age.

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