When I was growing up, I never was part of any particular crowd.
I wasn't a cheerleader.
I wasn't a Prep.
I wasn't a geek.
I wasn't a jock.
I wasn't a hood.
I wasn't a metal-head.
I wasn't an honor student.
I wasn't a grease monkey.
I wasn't a... well, you get the point.
I had friends from all of these groups.
It was actually a good thing. I got along with them all.
But there was always a little part of me that longed to be part of some group.
If I couldn't be a part of a group, I kinda wanted a reputation.
Everyone liked me.... But I wasn't known for anything.
I didn't want to have a reputation as "easy".
I didn't want a reputation as a "bad girl".
But I wanted something.
I wanted people to say... "There is that Dana girl.... she's the one who..."
There was nothing that I was known for.
EXCEPT , I was Dan's little sister.
My big brother, Dan, was the smart one.
Dan was the handsome one.
Dan was good at sports.
Dan got all the girls.
Everyone knew Dan.
I was nothing special. Or so I thought at the time.
I am now 37 years old and now I have a reputation!!!
Nope.. it's not because I was on TV. (wife swap)
Not from radio interviews.
Not from this silly little blog.
I have a reputation at the High School!!!
Ok, I am not a student...
But I AM known!
My son came home from school and informed me that all of the kids there know me as the Mom who turns in her kid when she finds out he has been skipping class & may have dropped the names of his buddies who were skipping with him.
Me!! I have a reputation!! they say...
"There's that Dana Lady... She is the one who is the bitchy mom!"
Whoo hoo! a real genuine reputation!!
Who knew being called a bitch would bring me such joy!
Perhaps it's time for Dana to get a life.
And, perhaps it's time my boys & their friends realize who they are dealing with!
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