You did it again lovelies, made me feel like I'm not alone in "the pickle" department shopping for the best cucumbers.......tee hee.
It's such a wonderful feeling to know that even if you don't agree with me on all my views, you will let me know and we can cordially agree to disagree. Also for those that are tasting the pickle as well, we can share our thoughts an pickle recipes.
I think that's being inclusive. I hope it is anyway. Because that is what is on my mind today. Being inclusive. I have made a point of covering this very subject numerous times. 1st because nice matters, 2nd because Ry has had some degree of exclusion in the past, 3rd because I worked with kids and they can be buggers. And the real reason, I feel it is the very most important, polite way to behave.
I know that I have had some influence over my grands in their short lives. Some good, some bad and some well, they see me real every day. It's not like what I would surmise the "normal" relationship that grands and their grandparents share. I don't visit with them and send them home. It's WWF raw when it is. And for the most part I can say "it's all good" but then I am a bit loud, so when they get grown you can ask them what it was like. I hope they say REAL.
Anyway, yesterday GK came home with the announcement that there was going to be a school dance on Valentine's Day. I asked who she was going to ask. She stopped for only a heartbeat and then said, "I'm not sure", with a look that told me I had just stepped over the generation gap and was rapidly approaching the bottom.
Then we went on to have a conversation about her not having to wait to be asked but could do the asking so that she wouldn't have to have those terrible feelings of anxiety that her Mom and I both suffered when we were her age. Also I pointed out that the boy would appreciate not having to find the gumption to ask. She pondered this for just a short time and came up with a conclusion. Her best friends and the ones she eats lunch with and hangs out with are her posse of geek boys. 4 absolutely adorable geekazoids of the male persuasion. As I have pointed out to you in the past she has no idea that she is attractive so she is just friends with these boys. She also has no idea that one of the boys is gaga over her. She just thinks of them as friends.
She decided to make them those funky rubber band bracelets that are popular now, give one to each of the posse and ask them if they want to go with her to the dance as a group. She said that she thought one of them would ask another girl and then it would be a party of 6. She was very happy she had come up with the idea.
Ummmmmmmm, me too.
Update on the geeks......they all said no. They thought that dances were stupid and they weren't going. She kinda got her feelings hurt but decided she would just go with some other girls that she has in some of her classes. I'll bet you that one or more of the geeks will change their minds.....but I must admit, I was gobsmacked.