My dear, dear space-cadet

Oldman kissing up**I’ve written this post once already and it got “lost” into the abyss….Sing with me now: “Second post, same as the first…”**

I’ve written posts before about Oldman’s struggles with making friends, etc.  Over the past month or so, I’ve been spending more time at school observing him. My conclusion?

I just want to strangle him.

He doesn’t have a problem gaining friends. He has a problem with getting his head out of the clouds so that he NOTICES his friends. He’s got guys all the time giving him knuckles and trying to get his attention, but he’s staring off into space so they shrug and walk on.

nd don’t get me started on the girls. I, biasly think Oldman is such a cutie-patooty, but apparently I’m not the only one.  I’ve seen gaggles of girls (yes, gaggles) trying to say hi or get his attention and he doesn’t even notice it.  One day we were walking home and about 8-10 girls called out to him from a passing bus and he was totally oblivious to  it.  I said, “Old man! Dude, those girls are totally calling out to you. Don’t be rude.” He just looked around at the bus and shrugged his shoulders and kept walking.

Excuse me?! “Oldman,that is so rude.”

“Mom, I don’t even know who they are.”

That’s it? Over?!

Creep…I was losing sleep over him and his social “issues”!  No more. He’s just a boy who probably spends all his mental capabilities trying to figure out how to defeat Count Dooku if he should ever encounter him in space.

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  • My son has lots of guy friends, but barely notices the girls (he’s 13). Since I was boy-crazy from the age of 12 on, I’m happy that he doesn’t seem to care about girls. Well, except for one in his art class 😉

  • It is so funny that you write about this. I consider my 14 y.o. daughter socially awkward. Her only true friend is her bff. And even then, she never wants to talk to her on the phone. However, the more I think about it, the more I think she’s like Oldman. I think people probably try to be her friend but she’s in her own world and doesn’t see it. She’s a happy girl, doesn’t seem lonely. I would like her to be more aware tho. This parenting biz is hard.

    I’m glad you were able to see Oldman in his environment.

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