The One Where I Humiliate The Offspring

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So the fruit of my loins turns 18 today.

To commemorate the event I sent the local radio station an email this morning:

Hi guys!

Wondering if you could do me a favor? My son turns EIGHTEEN today (freaks me right out). Can you wish a happy 18th to xxxx? And even though he's 18 he's not allowed to do WHATEVER he wants!!!!

Also, rather than announcing this during the regular birthday there anyway you could announce it around 7:15. That's when we're in the car listening to you guys...who rock by the way. I don't want much, do I?
So what did they do? They read the entire fucking email outloud on air all the while laughing hilariously. Meanwhile, Monty is in the car beside me staring daggers at me and threatening to push me out the door of the moving car. Guess he doesn't like the attention...what's with that?
So then radio guy emails me back later this morning -
Hey DM,

We had it ... hope he heard it and has a great day and LISTENS to mom!!!!

Being that I can't leave well enough alone I emailed BACK:

Oh he heard it - he almost shoved me out of the moving car when he heard it! Listen - if I can't make my kid's life hell - what's the point?

Thanks guys! Appreciate it..

Then I got this:

Glad we could help out in humiliating your offspring! You're such a good mom.

I love those guys. Almost as much a I love the sprog. Ok, I love the sprog just a wee bit more. It makes me sad, happy,anxious, proud, OLD that he's now officially an "adult".

Happy Birthday B Boy!


Salt said...
April 22, 2010 at 1:21 PM

It is part of your duty as a mom to continue to humiliate him for the rest of his life. My mom certainly takes that part of her job very seriously.

Happy birthday B Boy!!! Does he want a tattoo now?

Sammy K said...
April 22, 2010 at 1:36 PM

hahaha. Oh how I love moms! That's fantastic! Happy Birthday, however humiliating it may have been! =)

Angie said...
April 22, 2010 at 2:17 PM

That is great!!!

Happy birthday to your "you may be a legal adult but your still my son" boy!!

Brittney said...
April 22, 2010 at 2:28 PM

lmao!! Happy bday to your boy :)

dadshouse said...
April 22, 2010 at 2:28 PM

That's hilarious! My daughter recently turned 18. It used to be I'd do things that embarrassed her to no end, especially if her friends were around. Now she kind of likes it. She rolls her eyes and takes pride in the fact her dad is a dork or an idiot.

I'm preparing her for boys in college. hahahahahaha

MiMi said...
April 22, 2010 at 2:36 PM
Hope your boy has a good day and you don't stress too much about it!

Anonymous said...
April 22, 2010 at 3:00 PM

a little humiliation is good for the;)

Logical Libby said...
April 22, 2010 at 3:09 PM

I can't wait to make Meg shrivel in embarrassment.

carma said...
April 22, 2010 at 3:18 PM

my son ducked when he saw some friends the other day while we were out for our walk because he was apparently afraid I would say "hi" to them; that's all it takes

Crazy Brunette said...
April 22, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Oh , yeah you gotta LOOOVE willing accomplices in the humiliation of others!!!!

Should've hired a clown and had him walk into homeroom with a shit ton of balloons singing,

"Mommy loves her little man"


Aunt Juicebox said...
April 22, 2010 at 4:02 PM

OH hilarious!!! I've been messing with Tee a lot lately, I might post about that story but it's pretty long. Has to do with a younger guy in the band who's been pretending to text me booty calls. She's so grossed out.

Anonymous said...
April 22, 2010 at 4:32 PM

LOVE that you did that! That is too rad!

Happy 18th to your 'baby.' I agree..he still can't do what he wants!

Menopausal New Mom said...
April 22, 2010 at 4:41 PM

Did you say he's 18!!!!! OMG, you must be freaking! Love what you did on the radio, definitely the beauty of living in a one-horse town Lol!!

Too bad I didn't know ahead of time, might just have rolled out of bed "early" to listen in.

Happy Birthday to your boy!!! Now take him to East Side Marios so they can do the birthday song and clap for him in front of everyone :)

Erin said...
April 22, 2010 at 4:57 PM

I loved this story! So funny that they read the whole message on the air. Happy birthday to your son!

Everyday Kathy said...
April 22, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Love this! Good job mom... sorry about the required freak out!

Kathy over at Everyday Bliss

The Random Blogette said...
April 22, 2010 at 5:17 PM

That is awesome! I will have to remember this when my kids are teens. Thank God that will be a while!

My Mercurial Nature said...
April 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM

What a great idea! And please, let my kids never turn 18...the thought nearly kills me.

blueviolet said...
April 22, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Humiliating children yields on air radio accolades? I'm on it!

Happy Birthday to your boy*ahem*man

Jewels Diva® said...
April 22, 2010 at 9:20 PM



Good for you!

adrienzgirl said...
April 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Kids are awesome. Teenagers are awesome and they know EVERYTHING. Wish I remembered all I knew back in the day!

Epskee said...
April 22, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Parenting. You know you're only doing it right when they would rather DIE than admit they are your child.

Well done, and congrats on the 18th (coz you know birtdays are to celebrate the mum's achievement. Nuffin at all to do with the kid!)

Anonymous said...
April 23, 2010 at 4:33 AM

one time my best friend told the waiter in a japanese restaurant it was my birthday.

it wasnt.

have you ever seen a hispanic person turn red?

kyooty said...
April 23, 2010 at 8:06 AM

Happy Birthday!!

SaMama said...
April 23, 2010 at 10:45 AM

As long as we can embarrass them, they'll always be our babies. Albeit, grown-up ones!

Love it!

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Along said...
April 23, 2010 at 11:51 AM

LOL! Happy birthday B Boy.

Danielle said...
April 23, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Damn it, I am so far behind on reading that I am a day late to say happy Birthday to him and congratulations to you! You did it mom!!! And he is still alive. :)
Great radio email and I am glad they had fun with it!

Anonymous said...
April 23, 2010 at 2:40 PM

You ARE such a good mom!!

Thats SO cool that they did that for you!!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...
April 23, 2010 at 5:15 PM

That's awesome and a great birthday present to yourself. You know, the satisfaction of embarrassing the offspring. And you DO deserve the presents as YOU were the one to give HIM life, right?

Happy 18th to your man!

Mae Rae said...
April 24, 2010 at 12:02 PM

awesome, sounds like something I would do. Happy 18th "givingbirth"day to you!

Linda Medrano said...
April 25, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Happy birthday to your wonderful son! And you are the best Mama around! I know he knows it too!

Queen of Feisty said...
April 25, 2010 at 10:37 PM

I LOVE to call into the Chicago stations and get on the air. OH my children should beware... this Momma is full of ideas...


gayle said...
April 26, 2010 at 12:39 AM

Wait till he is in his about feeling old. I really feel old!!