Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Ode to a Teenage Girl

Oh young woman, thou art so fair,
You wash and straighten and dry and spray,
To conform with long straight hair;
An art best practiced hour upon hour,
While turning bathroom flood and mire,
Indulge in hot water draining shower,
To go to the mall.

Ultimate importance; love shopping and acquisition,
Your skill so amazing, cell phone attached,
Eat, study, in line, jockey for position,
And still more, asleep, the phone in your bed;
Texting three at once, non stop
Unlimited, close bosom friends,
It is all there is.

Where are the songs of hormones? Yes, where?
Gathering in your iPod, memorized, every one,
Love bread, but no sandwich fare,
Shower running; dressed and leaving,
Talking, no breath, all but nothing,
Ever listen to a song all the way to the end?
Think not of that, but hair!
Interviews with my three nieces while they were visiting.....

Niece Three
Q: If you had to spend a year on a desert island, what three things would you take?
A: Someone else, food, suntan lotion.

Q: Very practical. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: a scientist

Q: No wonder about the desert island then. If you could change your name, would you, and what would it be?
A: Anita Mann

Q: yeah, right. Who is your favorite aunt?
A: Whoever buys me stuff.

Niece Two:

Q: If you had to spend a year on a desert island ALONE, what would you take?
A: cell phone, a book, panties

Q: weird. Who is your favorite aunt?
A: Any of Dad's sisters

Q: Diplomatic, but wimpy answer. If you could stop time and fill 24 hours with anything you want, what would it be?
A: dance and sleep

Q: If you could go anyplace you want for a week, where would you go?
A: Ireland, I saw it in a movie, it's pretty.

Q: How about the name changing thing?
A: Amanda Hold

Author's note: In case they sound boy crazy.....both girls admitted if a boy really wanted to go out with them, they would die and run away.

Niece One:

Q: Not counting family, what three things are most important in your life?
A: softball, education, and music
Q: Who is your favorite aunt?
A: Aunt Normal Girl
Q: I am buying you an iPod, a Blackberry and a pony. If you could watch only one TV show, what would it be?
A: Will and Grace
Q: What is your favorite thing to eat?
A: Pasta!
Q: The name thing.....
A: Nah, I am good with who I am.
They have grown up alot since the days they all wore matching pj's.
The two that did not say I am their favorite aunt are still walking home.
Normal Girl