Alisha, Jared, and I used to go to college group together. We hated it. We used to leave and say that we were wearing cool repellent, because the coolness of the college group was totally repelled by three of us. Hard to believe… but true. It was just plain awkward, especially when I got there before my two buddies, because I would just sit there awkwardly hoping no one would notice me but also hoping someone would talk to me, all the while praying that Jared or Alisha would hurry it up and get there. Yuck. I hated it.
Tonight I went to youth group for the third time since Geric got his new job. I wasn’t really a part of the youth group at our old church, but I really want to be involved now (as much as a mother of two toddlers can be involved.) So, tonight was reminiscent of my college group days, except now I’m seriously bathing in cool repellent instead of just spritzing it on like I used to!
First of all, jr. highers are just awkward little people, so they already make me feel awkward, like back when I used to sit at the dorky lunch tables in jr. high. But then, you add into the mix that I am now more that twice their age (what????) and I have two kids, and now we are completely unrelateable. (Not true, they can totally be my babysitters! Haha!)
I don’t even know how to go about meeting these people. Should I roll up to a group of girls with my Maclaren and say something like, “Hey ladies, where do you go to school? Cool, I used to go there… 18 years ago. Awesome.” Do the young’ns still say “awesome” and “cool?” Maybe I shouldn’t call them “ladies.” Maybe I should ask them if they have a myspace account! Because I do. I’m getting cooler by the minute. I’m not going to tell them about my facebookaccount becausethat’s for old people. Maybe I should zero in on the lonely girls and talk to them… except maybe they’d feeler even lamer talking to me because I could be their mother (or older cousin, whatever.)
So, any advice?