Friday, May 02, 2008

This Also Explains Why The Jonas Brothers Are So Popular.

Oh, man, am I Tired. I am So Busy with Work, I can’t think straight and I can’t sleep at night, worrying about All The Things I Still Need To Do. I also haven’t had time to take care of The Important Things, like Getting A Pedicure. The other day, I caught a parent eyeing my toes with Pity. Seriously, My Toenails are in such Bad Shape, I could pick up twigs with them and build a nest. Today I have The Entire Day Off and I intend to deal with the matter.

In the meantime, I thought I would share A Very Amusing Story Culled From All Of This Hard Work. I am directing A Play With 8th Graders, and two of the characters need to show that they are In Love. As any good drama teacher would do, I attempted to help the 14-year old girl in the scene make the story more real by asking, “What is it that you like about this boy? Why do you want to marry him?”

Her response? “He smells good and he has nice hair.”

I laughed, as did the other teachers in the room. When you are A Teenager, A Boy Must Have Nice Hair! That is Really Important! Hello, Duran Duran, anyone? So, even though her answer was Not Exactly What The Authors Of Our Play Intended, it made sense to my actress. Well, Whatever Works, I say!

But, I needed to clarify some things with The Girls. I turned to the rest of the cast of teenagers, who were watching from the audience. “Girls,” I told them, “I hope when you Grow Up, you recognize that there is A Lot More to Boys than Nice Hair. Because That Hair is Fleeting. Most of them Don’t Hold On To It For Very Long! You may be Disappointed when it Starts To Disappear. I’m just saying…”

Across the room, a student was nodding her head in agreement. “That’s exactly what happened to my mom,” I heard her mutter.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

I need a pedicure too! It's bad :(

The hair must be it because those JB do not have good music.

Anonymous said...

omg! i need a pedicure as well. my toes are starting to grow hair all over them. its quite grotesque. but i must agree with the whole hair ordeal. my 8th grade crush had such a hot mullet. but then he walked in on me doing something quite risque at school. so that didn't work out. haha. and i liked boys for how they smelled as well.

and excuse me sarah, but the jonas brothers have glorious musical talent.

geewits said...

It's not just kids! My best friend is just 33 (I'm 47) and she has ridiculous criteria for men. Hair is one of them. Also, use a cleaning service that has bonded people. Do not use Craig's List for cleaning people. The only other way is to borrow a friend's cleaning person. I wish I knew you better, because my husband's vendors always give us Scotch and we have tons of it and I don't drink it and he rarely drinks it.

geologyrocks69 said...

maybe she just really really REALLY likes hair, i do..

Diane Mandy said...

Great story! I bet my 8th grade self would have died if she knew her 40 year old self ended up marrying a bald guy.

Nanette said...

Ha! Love it!

Anonymous said...

the jonas brothers are hot mammas

Anonymous said...

The Jonas Brothers are hot!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I want to caress Nick Jonas!