Monday, April 23, 2007

World's Worst Girlfriend

Kendrie’s boyfriend (future husband and father of her eighteen children, if you ask her) Nicholas is playing his first season of coach pitch baseball this spring, and she has been asking for weeks to attend a game. Most nights his games conflict with her soccer schedule, but tonight worked out so I said I would take her.

We drove up to the baseball complex and got out of the car, and then walked the half mile to the fields. {OK, so it’s not really half a mile, but I was in dress shoes and it sure felt like it.} About the time we reached the complex, I realized I didn’t know exactly where he was playing. There are six fields, and a ton of people milling around, and since I’m basically lazy and didn’t want to walk one step farther than I had to, I reached in my purse for my cell phone in order to call his parents and find out which field they were on. Naturally, my cell phone was still plugged up to the charger in my car. Figures.

So I turned to Kendrie and asked, “Do you know what field Nicholas is playing on tonight? Which number field?”

“Um, no” she said.

“Do you know what color his jersey is? We could probably find his team easier that way.”

“Um, no” she said.

“Well, do you even know his team name? That might help us find him.”

“Yes! I definitely know that! He plays for the Braves. See? I even wore my Braves t-shirt to cheer for him.”

And I looked down and realized that yes, she had changed out of the clothes she wore to school and put on her Braves t-shirt, in order to properly root for her boyfriend. Nice show of support, but still, we had no idea where to go.

So I sighed, and said, “Well, if you don’t know his shirt color, I guess we’ll just wander around until we find his parents or see him on a field, never mind that I’m carrying both chairs, my Sonic cup, my sweater, your jacket, and my purse, and will probably need corrective lumbar surgery before all is said and done.”

Kendrie looked up at me, with the saddest look on her face, and said: “I’m sorry I don’t know his shirt color. {pause} I am a TERRIBLE girlfriend!”

I couldn’t help but laugh at how sincere and dejected she was with herself.

We found the field, which was thankfully not too far. And we found Nicholas’ parents, and looked out on the field to see him. And saw that his team was called the Red Sox. And the team they were PLAYING AGAINST was the Braves.

And again, Kendrie shook her head disgustedly and said, “He’s not the Braves? I am a TERRIBLE girlfriend.”

Honey, no. Dating a boy, wrecking his car, running up his charge card, hacking into his e-mails, hocking his great-grandmother’s ring, dumping him for his best friend and leaving him with a crushed ego, an empty bank account, and a scorching case of herpes … THAT is a terrible girlfriend.

Wearing the opposing team’s jersey to a baseball game? Not so much.

13 comments:

Briana said...

Wahoo!!! I'm finally the first one to comment after your post. I'm so excited.

I think it is cute that Kendrie has a boyfriend. I even mention girlfriend/boyfriend to either of my kids and they gross out (which I'm not complaining about).

D said...

Too, too funny!!!!! What a GREAT girlfriend to be so supportive of her guy!!!! Just imagine how much fun you'll have babysitting those 18 grandchildren!!!!

kim said...

YOU'RE BACK!!! I'm so excited! My first thought when I read this was "why was she wearing dress shoes at the ball field." So, why were you? HAHAHA!

Poor Kendrie...tell her for me that if she has a GOOD boyfriend, she won't seem like a TERRIBLE girlfriend to him! Plus, I remember Nicholas being mentioned way, way back on CaringBridge. By golly, I think these two kids have lasted longer already than 99% of the Hollywood marriages :)!

As for the 18 grandkids? You're gonna LOVE it. REALLY!

Renee said...

Kendrie, Nicholas loves YOU no matter what shirt you are wearing! We miss you!!

Anonymous said...

Aww Kendrie, your not a bad girlfriend, at least you showed up! And I'm sure you cheered for him, did they win the game?? Tammy from Fort Worth

Patty House, Jasonville, IN said...

Absolutely hilarious!
I'm still waiting for that one to happen. My soon to be 5 yo has had a bf for 2 yrs now. Yikes. During Sprink Break, he was all she talked about. And he talks about her all the time too.

Marie said...

I just discovered your blog and am really enjoying it. My kids are pretty much all grown up now, so I get to sit back and chuckle at the stories of other's who are still going through all the teenage angst, puppy love, drama experiences. Enjoy them while you can...they pass all too soon. Feel free to visit me sometime!

Ann Marie said...

What in the world can I possibly say to that but.. way tooo cute!!!
My little guy isn't into the girlfriend thing.. at least that is what HE says. The principal and I totally do NOT agree with him as he has been in THREE fights this year over the same little girl.. not your girlfriend yea RIGHT!!!!

Kendrie.. sweetheart you are a WONDERFUL girlfriend. The point is you showed up and cheered him on!! It doesn't matter what you wore.

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

...the most important thing is, did the Red Sox win???
(I didn't realize that all of those identity names would show up like that when I posted in a blog...might have to change that one!)

Signed "M" a baseball fan in CA

Joy said...

Just too darned cute!!!! Kendrie, you are the bestest girlfriend ever!!!! What dedication to drag your Mom in dress shoes with a boatload of stuff just to see him play ball!!! My Son thinks girls have "cooties"...I am sure that will all change in time (not enough time for me). My daughter on the other hand has found boys and I am in a near panic...God help the boy that breaks her heart ;) Kristie... you are so cool...when I grow up I wanna be just like you ;)

Hugs,
Joy

Anonymous said...

Dear Kristie,
Kendrie is such a sweetheart!! I hope she didn't feel too bad about wearing the wrong shirt, if he's like most guys he won't have noticed anyway, although the younger generation are perhaps different! I hope his team won anyway!
Take care,
love Angela

Melissa said...

Awww...poor Kendrie! Too cute though! Hopefully she has a Red Sox shirt (or mom will have to buy her one! J/K) to wear to the next game.

Staci said...

She is too damn cute.. how can you even stand it??
~Staci in NJ