Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The gossip

Both Crystal Jigsaw and Jan have asked what my friend and I gossiped about yesterday. You may not be surprised to hear that it was mostly about our kids. We barely touched on her recent exotic holiday or other aspects of our lives.

In fact much of it was not so much gossiping as bitching. About school. The school which let son 1 down so badly and is failing her son too. About how the climate of bullying starts right at the very top there. About the need to make formal complaints.

She also talked about the girls. Girls we have known since the beginning of primary school yet now, at 15, can barely recognise. She told me how her underage son comes home and tells her how sexually available they make themselves to the boys. Son 1 is still at the stage of prefering to mix with other boys, having adventures on bikes rather than hanging around in town. He finds the 'gobby' girls scary and to be honest, so do I sometimes, though in a different way.

I hadn't intended to blog about this. However, not only was I asked, but on opening the paper today I found this article, which I think says a lot about what it is to be a teenage girl today.

I'm just so glad I don't have girls to worry about.

Three notable things:

1. I had my eyes tested today and ordered some new glasses. I fear I may have made an expensive mistake. Ho hum.

2. I'm going out tonight, though it is only a boring committee meeting, with nothing stronger than coffee to drink as we will all be driving.

3. I'm enjoying having no work or study to do for a few weeks.


Anne Brooke said...

Glasses are always expensive - I'm sure you look fab!



Anonymous said...

Oh dear! Hope you don't think I thrive on gossip! I'm just a nosey old boot.

I bet you look great in the glasses.

Crystal xx

Cathy said...

Ha, Crystal, of course you thrive on gossip, we all do! It's just that some gossip isn't suitable blog material...


Lane Mathias said...

Teenage girls are a nightmare. I have one. She's a quiet one though and that has its headaches too:((

ps Love gossip

Jackie Luben said...

I read part of the article, Cathy. What a horrific light it throws on young girls' behaviour at the moment. I hope that my three granddaughters won't be drawn into that sort of behaviour. How difficult it is for parents.

Casdok said...

Thats what blogging is all about!!!

Chris Stovell said...

Thanks for you kind comment - good luck with the glasses I'm sure they'll be fine!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy,
Bitching is my prefered method of self expression, you probably realised that a while ago.
I'm sure you'll look fantastic in the new glasses.

Cathy said...

Andrea...I'd never have guessed! Actually it seems we are all agreed we love gossip, even bitchy gossip.

When are you going to start blogging and show the world what a talented writer you are?