Pages

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

On a Happier Note

Yup, that is a beer before my 17yr old, and I make no apology for it either. (Besides, it's permissable in Britain for him to drink at age 14 so long as he is at home with his parents, not that he actually ever did mind you, but still, here in the UK the official legal drinking age is set at age 18. It appears we Europeans are a tad more relaxed over alcohol than our American cousins may be ).

Anyways, I figured the kid had earned a beer, it was the least he deserved.

The highlight of our holiday was when he phoned home to receive the results of his GCSE exams. He wrote them down as they were read over.. with only two "B's", the rest were either "A" or "A star's" (he achieved 100% on several of his papers). Having passed another GCSE last year, in all he has totalled twelve excellent grades, and I am now insufferable! Forgive me for crowing folks, I know how boring a mothers pride can be, but the boy did well, and I can't help but to be as proud as punch (so is his little sis', she's the one holding up the pad for the pic). He is leaning towards entering medicine, and appears to be well on track to achieving this goal. (Though he's told me to dream on, I'm still secretly hoping he'll specialise in cosmetic surgery, in the hopes he'll keep his old mum young and wrinkle-free in her dotage..)

He swopped his school uniform for a suit and tie last week, the official garb for the Lower sixth form, and I allowed him a tailored Calvin Cline pinstripe for his efforts. Thing is, it looked so fabulously smart, when he passed it over to me for a few minor alterations, well, I couldn't resist but to have a bit of fun, could I..?



Ahem, the boy may tower above me, but he sure as hell has got stumpy arms and legs! (Psst, we're not going to tell him though, right?)





37 comments:

CHEWY said...

Classic Film Noir!

Will you be starring in a new Hollywood crime drama?

Suldog said...

Are you sure YOU didn't loan HIM the suit?

Berthddu Suit said...

Crow away Shrinky!! Well deserved crowing if there ever was. Loving the pic by the way.

Akelamalu said...

Well done to you son and you have every right to be proud.

Shrinky I think it is illegal for anyone under 18 to drink alcohol in a public place, though 14 year olds can go into a public bar if the landlord allows it. Do check just in case.

SJ said...

Well done Shrinky's son.

That's a great photo.

pat houseworth said...

Many states used to have 18 as the age you could down a beer...but the US Government(The Nanny State), told the states that let the teens down the brew, "raise it to 21 or we cut off your highway funding"

So much for state's rights....the Nanny State rules....lol!

mrsnesbitt said...

Classic! Here's looking at you kid! LOL!

San said...

Shrinky, you look fabulous in pinstripes. You're giving me ideas. My son has a pinstripe suit.

From one mother crower to another--CROW, baby, CROW! He is an incredible young man and you contributed much to his success.

My girl has her eye on medical school--psychiatry. I need that service even more than the nip and tuck. Not that I don't need the nip and the tuck and the peel and the lift and the chin removal and...whatever they offer, I'm in need. But my head needs shrinking even more.

Kimberly A. Suta said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
CrazyCath said...

Wow you look GOOD!
And I know where the boy gets his good looks from... If he is going into medicine he is going to be a regular Dr. Kildare! (Or maybe George Clooney. *ahem* I am not THAT old!)

Congratulations to your son - and you crow away girl! A proud mum is a good mum!

As far as alcohol in public places - I think it is the PURCHASE and consumption. I can't remember what age it starts from but I remember being perfectly legal in buying my son aged 17 a pint. As long as he didn't go to the bar and buy we were ok. I can't remember but I think it is ok with food anytime (over age 5 would you believe!) and over 14 any other time. I think. Anyway, he deserved it!

Mushy said...

Hell yeah, it won't hurt'em! I wish they would roll it back to 18 here...if they can go die for their country they sure ought be able to have a damn beer!

You look like you're working on some old detective story in an old black and white flick!

VE said...

As long as he's not wearing your dresses too...

John-Michael said...

I am genuinely moved with fond affection at the loving, supportive, and involved relationship that you and your son share. Such a beautiful thing! Thank you for sharing, with us, this lovely account. You have made this world of chaotic confusion and unhappy noise, peaceful and harmonious. I am grateful.

Carol said...

The young man grew one classy mum!

Scott from Oregon said...

SO you liquored him up and stole his duds?

Shrinky said...

Ha! I feel a title coming on Chewy.. "Murder on the Social Services Express"?

Suldog, it suits me better (wink).

berthddu, I hate I've turned into the kind of mum I used to detest!

Hi akelamalu, this was really just a one off, and being as it was in Greece, I felt safe enough we'd get away with it.

Cheers sj, it's amazing what a bored housewife finds to amuse herself with!

Yeah Pat, I do feel some of your drinking laws are a little draconian at times. Shrug.

Denise, I almost made myself sick with that cigar.. and the darn shot of all that curling smoke I was after didn't even turn out in the end. Darn!

Oh san, I believe you are possibly one of the sanest persons I know! But yes, isn't it a thrill to watch your child blossom? As for that pinstripe - I've shown you mine..!

I think you are right cath, at least that is how I've always understood the law re alcohol. Either way, I doubt it'll turn him into a lush!

Yeah mushy, it does seem a strange anomoly we allow our youth to marry, birth children, and go to war before 18, but break out in a sanctimonious sweat if any dare to down a beer at that age!

Shrinky said...

Oh shit, Scott - you're on to me!

leslie said...

Huge congratulations to your son and to you for giving him good genes and encouragement.

Love the look - sort of Marlene Dietrich, don't you think?

Shrinky said...

ve, I reckon if he was I'd be the last one to know!

Thank you John-Michael, but I think you credit me with talents I don't truly own! Smile.

Awww Carol, thanks hon (hugs) x

Shrinky said...

Hi Leslie, how good to see you in here! I was trying to affect my best raspy "I vant to be alone" pose (giggle), didn't quite come out, but it was fun trying.

david mcmahon said...

His Aussie passport is in the mail.

Alex L said...

Keep it for yourself, he'll be a doctor soon he can get one for himself.

Shrinky said...

David, I can offer you a job lot if you like - four for the price of one?

Alex, don't tempt me!

Jay said...

Woow .. you do look good in a suit!! And your boy is handsome as well as clever!

Well done to both of you! ;)

Akelamalu said...

Oh in Greece! Sorry I thought you were talking about here! Anyway he deserved it! :)

BBC said...

I'm still secretly hoping he'll specialise in cosmetic surgery,

*rolls eyes*.... But that is what the vain get into, I assume that you would love for him to fix you up some.

Didn't anyone ever tell you that sexy is in the head?

Jules~ said...

wow do I see it correctly on his list that he is taking Spanish and French at the same time? Your fine young man has worked hard for his grades and it is definitely worth being proud of. He is applying himself well and digging in. That is because of his wonderful support system at home. Good job!

Shrinky said...

I see bbc has followed be back from Goddess's site (I have actually banned him from in here because where ever he visits he is usually offesive, but this comment tickles me.) From his photo it is perfectly understandable why he HAS to keep sexy in his head.

Shrinky said...

Jules, when Matt moved on to secondary school he was in the bottom set for virtually every subject, learning did not come easy for him. I know how hard he has worked, which is mainly why I am so proud of him. (Smile)

CJ said...

Congrats to your son for doing so well on his exams. The beer is well deserved I say. Love that photo - the classic look suits you!

CHEWY said...

If I'm remembering correctly... didn't his children dis-own him?
(shrug) Not worth remembering anyway. (wink)

Shrinky said...

Aw shucks cj, I was trying to look like a GANGSTA'!!

So I believe Chewy, but then so has half of blogland too.

Maalie said...

Well, we can only hope that he has no plans to go into business in France then ;-)

What a tremendous profile, congratulations!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Congrats!! Well done!

Les Becker said...

Congrats to the kid - he deserves them - but I must say, you DO deserve that suit more. And you look right dapper in it, too.

Kit Courteney said...

Oh, congrats! What a bright spark! He's clearly got FAR too much brain power, so can I 'ave some cos I think I need it?!

ed said...

情趣用品,情趣,A片,AIO,AV,AV女優,A漫,免費A片,AIO交友愛情館,愛情公寓,情色,情色貼圖,色情小說,情色小說,情色文學,色情,寄情築園小遊戲,色情遊戲,嘟嘟情人色網,一葉情貼圖片區,情色論壇,色情影片,微風成人,嘟嘟成人網,成人,18成人,成人影城,成人圖片區,成人圖片,成人貼圖,UT聊天室,聊天室,豆豆聊天室,哈啦聊天室,尋夢園聊天室,聊天室尋夢園,視訊聊天室,視訊聊天

麻將,台灣彩卷,六合彩開獎號碼,運動彩卷,六合彩,線上遊戲,矽谷麻將,明星3缺一,橘子町,麻將大悶鍋,台客麻將,公博,game,,中華職棒,麗的線上小遊戲,國士無雙麻將,麻將館,賭博遊戲,威力彩,威力彩開獎號碼,龍龍運動網,史萊姆,史萊姆好玩遊戲,史萊姆第一個家,史萊姆好玩遊戲區,樂透彩開獎號碼,遊戲天堂,好玩遊戲,遊戲基地,無料遊戲王,好玩遊戲區,麻將遊戲,好玩遊戲區,小遊戲,遊戲區,電玩快打,cs online

情趣用品,情趣,情趣商品,A片,AIO交友愛情館,AIOAV女優,AV,A漫,免費A片,本土自拍,自拍,愛情公寓,情色,情色貼圖,色情小說,情色小說,情色文學,色情,寄情築園小遊戲,色情遊戲,色情影片,情色網,色情網站,微風成人區,微風成人,嘟嘟成人網,成人,18成人,成人影城,成人圖片區,成人圖片,成人貼圖,成人文章,成人小說,UT聊天室,聊天室,豆豆聊天室,哈啦聊天室,尋夢園聊天室,聊天室尋夢園,080中部人聊天室,080聊天室,中部人聊天室,080苗栗人聊天室,苗栗人聊天室,免費視訊聊天,免費視訊,視訊聊天室,視訊聊天

情趣用品,情趣,情趣商品,愛情公寓,情色,情色貼圖,色情小說,情色小說,情色文學,色情,寄情築園小遊戲,色情遊戲,AIO交友愛情館,一葉情貼圖片區,情色論壇,色情影片,色情網站,微風成人區,微風成人,嘟嘟成人網,成人,18成人,成人影城,成人圖片,成人貼圖,成人圖片區,成人文章,成人小說,A片,AV女優,AV,A漫,免費A片,自拍,UT聊天室,聊天室,豆豆聊天室,哈啦聊天室,尋夢園聊天室,聊天室尋夢園,080中部人聊天室,080聊天室,080苗栗人聊天室

情趣用品,情趣,情趣商品,愛情公寓,情色,情色貼圖,色情小說,情色小說,情色文學,色情,做愛,寄情築園小遊戲,色情遊戲,AIO交友愛情館,AIO,色情影片,情色網,微風成人,嘟嘟成人網,成人,18成人,成人影城,成人圖片,成人貼圖,成人圖片區,成人文章,成人小說,成人電影,麗的色遊戲,自拍,A片,AV女優,AV,A漫,視訊交友網,視訊,視訊交友,免費視訊聊天室,免費視訊,視訊聊天,視訊聊天室,UT聊天室,聊天室,豆豆聊天室,哈啦聊天室,尋夢園聊天室,聊天室尋夢園