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Thursday, November 20, 2014

The definition of 'fit'!

Sitting at the dinner table - our usual place for interesting discussion, I revel in our evenings together, we laugh lots, and as usual Small Sprog was outnumbered by females but valiantly held his own. Tall Girl, who just turned 18 last weekend, is still lamenting the lack of a man in her life. "What's your definition of fit?" she asks me. I presume, correctly, that she is not referring to being able to climb the stairs without getting out of breath and decline to reply because at my age frankly you take whatever comes your way!
"All my friends want someone with big 'abs' she says disparaging!"
"I've got a friend with wonky abs" pipes up Small Sprog Tall Girl and I look at him in surprise, mouths open, and then realise we had both pre-empted his sentence and imagined something other than 'abs'. He realises, tuts, sighs and rolls his eyes.
"Anyway" continues Tall Girl "If he's 'fit' or not, he's got to be ginger!"
"Ginger?" I express my disbelief
"But all I really want" she continues "is a boy who uses the shower often and engages with soap daily"
 Small Sprog, who obviously judges others by his own actions, mutters "That's never gonna happen!" before turning to more interesting things on youtube, whilst I am left agreeing that all that is required is regular washing and, at my age, any colour hair is preferable to none and beards are definitely non negotiable!
Just another evening with teens in suburbia.

Been away a while - good to be back...


Maggie May said...

Glad to see you back!
How funny these conversations are.

When I was a child, I used to long for red hair and admire anyone who had it.
However, I married a man who didn't have red hair and I don't think I ever went out with anyone who had ginger hair either.
I did dye my hair red, though, when I was a young mum and my lovely niece turned out to have red hair.
Strange how it all works out!

Maggie x

Rob-bear said...

Ah, good for you. Beards are required. (That's what you mean by "non-negotiable," right?) And your teens; they are so much fun!

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Gorilla Bananas said...

She wants a ginger boyfriend? It must be the Prince Harry effect. Have you discussed Harry's naked romping with your children? They need to be taught about these things.

BS5 Blogger said...

Ever the wise bon mot from poor, outnumbered Small Sprog

Rose said...

I'm glad the other commenters explained what "ginger" was--I was conjuring up all kinds of qualities:) What fun conversations you have at the dinner table! This is why my husband and I love to have the grandkids over; their comments always make us laugh.

Love the photo on your sidebar with Tall Girl and your Mum!

nick said...

If it were me, I think I'd want a bit more than physical attractiveness. Like intelligence, sensitivity and imagination. And I wish I knew what was so appealing about scratchy, crumb-infested beards!

Furtheron said...

So beards... in or out in terms of your negotiation?

I've had a beard most of my adult life it did disappear at one point but just sort of came back... Recently I've noticed that it is much more Santa than One Direction in look and contemplating removing it again...

Liz Hinds said...


In case I don't get by again, have a wonderful Christmas, Sub! x