Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Dam Nation

It is one of those milestones that every mother dreads, believes will never happen to them but is powerless to prevent. It has happened many times before to millions of others with varying outcomes. One cannot divert or postpone this ancient rite of passage. All one can do is pray, trust in his judgement. And hope doesn't fall into a canal in the process.

I shall be away in Budapest for the next few days. Jack, meanwhile, will be spending a quiet few days with half a dozen friends on a cultural tour of Amsterdam. Somehow I don't think the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank's House will be on their itinerary.


Anonymous Beki said...

*eek* teenage son + Amsterdam!

But somewhere he is thinking *eek* my mum + Budapest!

9:26 pm  
Blogger Pete said...

is he going with friends or mates ???

9:40 pm  
Blogger andrea said...

Uh oh. I was just thinking today: Why do teenage boys have these grownup bodies and these infantile brains? It's all a trick on their mothers!!

Love the video choice. I still remember when Declan was slim, had dark hair, a clean shaven face and those groovy glasses! (But don't tell nayone.)

10:35 pm  
Blogger Menchie said...

I am so glad this is far far into the future as my son is only five. I don't think my heart can take it.

4:48 am  
Blogger Dave said...

Hope you make it to Budapest this time!

7:57 am  
Blogger Steg said...

A "cultural tour" eh? Okay....

9:42 am  
Blogger Jo said...

I went with 30 art students, mostly boys, best days of my life, I love your blog so much, the songs, the words are always somehow just what I need!

12:49 pm  
Blogger Cream said...

I don't think there's owt wrong with a young lad enjoying a bit of window shopping or a cuppa in one those famous coffee shops.

You just beware of them hung'ry males, Cherrybabes...

5:41 pm  
Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

I would soo love to see those tourist attractions, and chill in a bar and have warm beverages with the locals too :)

9:35 pm  
Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

Honey bee!!!!!!!!!! Joby did Amsterdam last year and survived. You are such a good mum, that almost invisible line marked 'self-preservation' is, I am absolutely sure, indelibly marked through Jack. He will have fun, and come home with tales to tell to you - his listening, wise, and wild mother!

9:26 pm  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

Hey Cheryl.
That's it...just hello.

9:29 pm  
Blogger Mise said...

Which one of the Nolan Sisters was it?

I love Amsterdam... photographed 'birds of paradise' for the one.

Nostalgia! :D

1:50 am  
Blogger Within Without said...

A "cultural" tour, huh? But then Budapest is no nun's convent, either.

Forget falling into a canal. You don't want him falling into carnal.

"Protection" may be the key word here...

5:19 pm  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

Don't be such a silly goose!
When I was in AmsterDAMN! I was young and curious...
but the ((pfffft)) cafes and the 'oohlala' window shopping were all legalised endeavors so it really took all of the FUN out of it...


BTW I finally saw Children Of Men (with Clive Owen.. well not with Clive I mean starring Clive..) anyway,
I was shocked at how London has fallen into such disrepair..
egads how ghastly!

5:54 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

Are you back yet? Obviously (unless you use an internet cafe) you will be by the time you read this. So, welcome home. Hope you had a great time.

Going anywhere else interesting this year?

4:10 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Beki - I think *eek* usually precedes any thoughts he may have about me.

Pete - they bonded very well in the Dam. I think they are friends.

Andrea - 'grownup bodies and infantile brains' - I'm not sure that relates solely to teenage boys.

Menchie - DO NOT BLINK - it will be here sooner than you think

Dave - I did. Ta Da!

Steg - it was certainly culture of some sort - or at least a subsect of it

Jo - a trip to Dam with 30 arty blokes sounds great.

Cream - I was very aware of them

Cazzie - Hello. I don't think we've been formally introduced. Pleased to meet you. You welcome to pop in for a warm beverage here any time. The locals are very friendly.

Cherry - thank you. He did come home in one very tired piece. The stories took a day or so to come out.

Brian - hey - Hi xxx

Mise - Linda

WW - OMG! I wich I'd thought of that, you wordsmith

HE - it is. You really ought to come to North Lincolnshire next time rather than our shabby capital

Dave - funnily enough...

10:08 pm  
Blogger Pete said...

CP i was being obtuse.

Mates are a variety of condom.....

10:14 pm  

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