Tuesday, April 2, 2013


First of all, for those who had troubles *ahem* finding the bulldog...

See it NOW??

I like this picture today because in real life, it's all cloudy foggy.  But enough with the weather updates.

Today is Senior Lunch day for Wolfgang's high school.  Senior Lunch is held at a fancy 5-star restaurant in a fancy 5-star hotel for seniors and parents.  It's dress up.  It lasts for hours.  It's pompous.  It's voluntary.  It's happening as I type.  I'm not there, thank goodness.

Don't get me wrong, we're very happy with Wolfgang being on the verge of high school graduation.  It's just... Magnum and I... we don't really DO pompous.

Last year was pretty easy with Chaco.  He doesn't do pompous either, nor did his techy friends.   He was happy to do Day Off from School in lieu of Senior Lunch.   I wasn't sure about Wolfgang.  He really doesn't do pompous either, but his social circle does include some pomposity.  When I asked him a couple of weeks ago, I thought I might need to do some bargaining.

But, he pretty much was in a take-it-or-leave-it position, and I had him at "day off".

Little does he know that I had a few more bargaining chips.  If he'd wanted to go, I would've offered him the cash amount of his lunch ticket.  If he'd really wanted to go, I would've offered him the cash amount of mine AND his ticket.  If he'd really really wanted to go, he would've been offered the full amount of all three of our lunch tickets.

And if he'd still wanted to go, we would've gone.

But I had him at "day off".

The rest, he doesn't need to know about.


Linda Hensley said...

Yay for a day off! Love your rooster :)

Anonymous said...

That sounds so much like my hubby and me! I'm so glad we're not the only ones who skip out on that type of stuff. Our kids have learned to expect us to not attend these kind of events, but I still feel guilty. I try to explain that it's NOT because we're NOT proud of them, we'd just prefer to show it in a different way. And if we have to bribe.... well, we bribe. Just like you.
And thanks for drawing out the bulldog. NOW I see it.

Abby said...

I would choose a day off over hoity toit lunch too.

Abby said...

Good, I'm glad we're not the only ones either. Such snoozers IIMHO! "Bribe"?? Who said, "bribe"??
As for Rocky bulldog, I rather think I just helped bring out his true essence.

terri said...

I see the bull dog! What a cutie! :-)

I don't recall having to attend any pompous kind of events with our kids, other than the academic awards ceremony, which was supposed to be dress up but we quickly learned it really wasn't.

I'm pretty sure my kids would have opted for a day off over a fancy-schmancy lunch too.

Abby said...

And I don't remember having any such events when I was in high school either. I think I missed out on some bribe opportunities.

agg79 said...

A four hour overpriced lunch with people we barely know? No thanks. I'm with you - I'd rather pay and NOT have to dress up and go. Of course, if Chaco ever read your blog, you'd be out three lunches.

Rock Chef said...

I don't like pompous either - I would have caved at Day Off too!