Melissa at Life As A Monkey Mom tweeted out the following question on Wednesday… possibly to include answers in a Father’s Day themed post.
And I responded with a brief version of a story from my high school days. It was a memory I had not thought about in many years, but when I did it made me laugh. And with it being Father’s Day weekend – I figured it was as good of a time as any to share it with you!
This had to have been back when I was about 17 years old, probably just starting my senior year of high school if I remember right. As kids who are bored in class tend to do, my buddies and I would pass notes to each other. But for the most part the only thing on the notes were hand drawn pictures of penises. Or nonsensical bragging about our fictional conquests with girls. Remember, these were the days before cell phones.
Note To Kids: People used to write notes to each other instead of texting. Crazy huh?!?
However, on a rare occasion those conquests were truthful. As in with myself and the girl I had just started dating. And I had been bragging about her within this note. At the end of the class I was the last one with the note so I stuffed it into my pocket. Somehow later that night at home the note must have slipped out of my pocket.
I didn’t even realize it was missing, and had frankly forgotten all about it. Until a couple days later when I was sitting at the kitchen table eating some cereal before heading out to school. My dad just walks by, tosses the note on the table in front of me and says…
“Hey. Don’t go getting that girl pregnant.”
And then walked away. I was pretty embarrassed, especially thinking it was likely my mom who found the note and tasked my dad with talking to me.
That was seriously the one and only conversation he and I have ever had regarding sex. Thanks dad!
Happy Father’s Day weekend to all you dads out there!
And on a side note.. have you been to Dude Write yet? Check it out! It’s a cool new blogging site for Dude writers like me. But you don’t have to be a dude to read it… so no matter what your private parts look like, please go check it out!