It had to happen; I just thought I had a few more years.

This morning, with all the finesse of a blunt hatchet; I received these words:

Uh uh! Not true! My teacher says… and I was instantly demoted from my pedestal.  I am no longer Omniscient Super Materfamilias.

Not only have I proven sadly lacking in matters of math, I find that my previously elevated status as purveyor of fine shoes has plumbed to depths that are now perceived as cringe-worthy.  I expect that my (formerly) perfectly acceptable birthday party arrangements and leisure outings will soon be scorned as

so, like, raaaandom.


Yes, Original Bunn is becoming a tweeny and my groveling plea that we ‘need to have a talk’ has met with the apathetic



It truly was a better world when we were allowed to hit them. 

In the meantime, I need to launch a smear-campaign against a certain know-it-all, smartass teacher; so I’m off to spend some time with a telephoto lens and Photoshop…

I’ll wager the clever thing can’t whip up 3 dozen good-luck-for-the-exams muffins before 6am in the morning, like Mom can!


37 Comments Add yours

  1. Rosemary says:

    Been there, done that, got the T-Shirt. As least now my teenager thinks the teacher is a complete idiot too, which makes me feel so much better (I think?)!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Well, there’s something to look forward to 😉

  2. brat.d.lux says:

    Oh Cin, you are such a hoot!

  3. hehe – it’s a common fate, and you won’t re-grow the brain and reputation until she is in her 20’s

    1. theonlycin says:

      Best I get in a good stock of wine then …

  4. slpmartin says:

    With Photoshop CS5 you can do some real damage. 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      I thinking a broom closet assignation with the janitor 😉

  5. Tandy says:

    😦 such sad words! Don’t worry – the teen will be an adult one day xxx

    1. theonlycin says:

      there are still so many years to get through until she’s an adult ;p

  6. Out-baking the teacher? Good work!
    Sunshine xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hope the teacher doesn’t read my blog 😉

      1. I know the feeling! hahahaha

      2. theonlycin says:

        You’ve made me paranoid about who may be reading 😉

  7. Pseu says:

    As a teacher said to me, in response to this, ‘it’s a fine line between interference and supporting….’

    ‘I of course understand that it’s a fine line that parents tread. They thank you. Years and years from now.’

    1. theonlycin says:

      She’s going to pay, big time 🙂

  8. MissChris says:

    Welcome to this tweeny club and may I say – I will gladly come and have Merlot every night – you will need it!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks, I actually eyeing the clock at the moment, tonight is going to be interesting, have a feeling I’m going to need it ;p

  9. suzicate says:

    No, that smart alec teacher will NEVER compare in the kitchen…you’ll win the Bun over! The tummy always wins!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hope you’re right 😀

  10. nrhatch says:

    You must be devastated that she will no longer seek your advice on . . . matters (maters) of the feet!

    Raising children from toddlers to tweens to teens is a challenging job. That’s why I decided not to enlist!


  11. adeeyoyo says:

    What was that saying about familiarity? I remember the days of having crushes on some teachers and thinking they could do no wrong… Just stages teens have to go through, unfortunately, Cin, but they won’t last forever.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank heavens adee *sigh*

  12. Only now? I had that a loooong time ago 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Ha, and you have THREE of them!

  13. gospelwriter says:

    Sad fact of life… sooner or later our own t(w)een years come back to haunt us. On the bright side, this should put paid to years of potential blog-block, don’t you think? 😉

    Ooh, those muffins do look good! – you’d win me over in a jiffy. 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, I suppose the blog-fodder is the upside of things 😉

  14. I have this nagging feeling you and I don’t get to be Omniscient Super Materfamilias again for some time. However, if she ever has a baby she’ll be in awe all over again. I know I was.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Me too, Kate, me too 😀

  15. granny1947 says:

    Oh Boy….rather you than me!!!!
    You certainly fight dirty!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Watch me, I’ve only just begun … 😉

  16. souldipper says:

    Oh no… You’ve just made me aware of something horrid. Not only did my mother have to go through feeling outsmarted by a teacher, she had to swallow being outsmarted by a colleague. Gulp!

    *Adding note to Begging Forgiveness List*

    1. theonlycin says:

      My list grows daily, souldipper …

  17. Lyndatjie says:

    Eeeekkkkk! Life as you know it is about to change big time!
    By the team it was teacher/parents/guardian night – I wanted to kill the teacher even though I hadn’t met her until that night. Unfortunately I couldn’t hate her – she was lovely!
    So after that – when ever the teenagers said “But my teacher said” – I would say – “but your teacher said that you can become everything you set your heart to and we all know that you will NEVER become a Ballet Dancer – so fat lot SHE knows”. They stopped saying that after I told them that ditty after about the 20th time.
    Take that you sods!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Brilliant, I will use that one!

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