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I am an honorary "Mall Rat"


Coming Undone

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So it's now official, I'm an honorary mall rat. It all happened like this.

 

After having the best Thanksgiving that I've ever had, it appeared that lil'bro Josh was jonesing about something. So I hound him for like a half an hour and finally dragged it out of him.

 

The lab test results are due on Tuesday and it's only Friday. :(

 

Ah yes the dreaded lab tests. I remember how antsy I got waiting for the damn things. You know I don't think it the outcome that's so scary, it's the not knowing. So I decide I have to do something to get his mind off of it. Then it hit me, "Why don't we go to the mall?" I had some shopping to do and I figured at least I'd have someone to help carry all that crap right?

 

So we drive over there and what a mistake! I should have known better. The parking lot is almost full so we have to park somewhere in the next state I think. When we got inside, as expected, there were hordes of people everywhere. Well I not very happy in the middle of crowds so I figured I'd get what I came for, a quick in and out.

 

I head straight for the sporting goods store. My mission: to buy fifteen warm winter coats of various sizes and styles to be handed out on Sunday. When we get to the store it's packed a real horror. Josh taps me on the shoulder and say's, "Do you mind if I wait out here?"

 

Well I figure that I don't really need a pissy 16 y.o. along with the crowds so I tell him "It's ok" and I dive into the fray.

 

It took me about an hour to pick out everything I wanted, get it paid for and packed up. The sales guy offered to helped me carry it all out of the store to where Josh is waiting. Now I'm expecting to find him sitting around just mooping. Boy was I wrong! While I'm busy shopping, he manages to assemble a gang of "Mall Rats" aging between 13 and 16. Fine, I say to myself. "At least he's not dwelling on the tests." He looks over at me. (I must have looked like a bag lady or something without the cart) Before I know it the gang of Mall Rats descends on me and there ready to help take it all out to my truck. Who knew that Josh was the "Pied Piper?"

 

On the way out to my truck he asks me if we can stay a while. Did I say I don't like crowds? He's having fun so how can I turn him down?

 

So we're now going to do "The Mall."

 

Picture this, I'm surrounded by a pack of freaky kids. Security is giving me the eye as we go from store to store. We went to the arcade, two music store, the food court. There wasn't a single place in that mall we didn't go to at some point. Now I'm starting to notice that there is this one kid Josh's age that he's been staying close to. Every where he goes this kid follows. Everywhere the kid goes Josh is right there. So now I get it. Duh!

 

Now all this time I've been sort of unofficially elected to be pack leader :2hands: (Read this as baby sitter) and I guess they were as a whole pretty good kids. Anyway we didn't get tossed out but the whole time I'm wishing that Killer was with me. B)

 

Now it's time to leave and between my brother and his "New Friend" this quasi emotional scene is playing out with Josh giving the kid his phone number and getting one in return. Meanwhile I'm saying my good bye's to pack. A couple of the kids suggested that I come back and hang out with them on Saturday. :boy: Yeah, right. Then out of the corner of my eye I see "New Friend" give josh a peck on the cheek and whisper something in his ear. I think that's sooooo cute! And so was "New Friend." As we were walking to the truck Josh kept turning around and looking back, you know that "New Friend" must have been still standing there.

 

Anyway so now I am an honorary "Mall Rat" and Josh has a special friend. BTW, he hasn't mentioned anything about the tests since, I guess he has other things on his mind. :wub:

 

Till next time/

 

I'm Coming

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Well that's awesome, Coming! I'm so glad for Josh. And it was good of you to take him/stay while he was having fun. Looks like you succeeded in taking his mind off those tests (good luck to him and the rest of the family with those too btw). Anyway best wishes.

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So Yay! Now the only thing that you have left to do is give the big brother speech to 'new friend' and you're all set 0:) So glad and excited for Josh...

 

You didn't tell me what you were doing with 'the kids' :wub: OMG! you are such an amazing guy and I'm so glad that I can call you my friend... little bro, coming, etc.

 

So many hugs, Viv

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Gald you are had a good bonding experance with your bro... Apparently in this case you got to help choose your family and that great because normaly we don't get that chance. Your a family tail worth telling.

 

PS. keep a close eye on Josh's 'New Friend' Big bro has to live up to the part you know. :D

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Hi Everyone

 

Just thought that I would let you all know, almost every time I seen Josh since the mall thing he's been on the phone. :lol:

 

Well that's awesome, Coming! I'm so glad for Josh. And it was good of you to take him/stay while he was having fun. Looks like you succeeded in taking his mind off those tests (good luck to him and the rest of the family with those too btw). Anyway best wishes.

 

Thanks AFF. Well today is Tuesday and he's jonesing again, I really can't blame him. The look in his eye this morning screened worry. (I say eye because you can only see one eye, the other is always covered by hair, Hahaha)

 

So Yay! Now the only thing that you have left to do is give the big brother speech to 'new friend' and you're all set So glad and excited for Josh...

 

You didn't tell me what you were doing with 'the kids' OMG! you are such an amazing guy and I'm so glad that I can call you my friend... little bro, coming, etc.

 

So many hugs, Viv

 

Hey my "well packaged vixen" :wub:

 

I gave Josh the speech about watching the cell phone minutes. :lol: Just so you guy's know, "New Friend" is Robert.

 

And Hey!!! I was just keeping the kids out of trouble!!! In a strange way it was a lot of fun. :B

 

As friends go I couldn't think of having a better one than you. :wub: BTW, did you know that you were my 69th comment? Just thought I note that. :lmao:

 

Glad you are had a good bonding experience with your bro... Apparently in this case you got to help choose your family and that great because normally we don't get that chance. Your a family tail worth telling.

 

PS. keep a close eye on Josh's 'New Friend' Big bro has to live up to the part you know.

 

Hi Bard Man

 

Bonding, what bonding? I was bonding with the other kids. :lol: Josh was bonding with Robert. For the record, he seems like a good kid, only time will tell. I want to have him come to the house so I can check him out. I will let him know that he better not be F'ing with my brother.

 

I'll give you guy's an update late.

 

Eric

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Mm hmm,

 

You do know that I planned it that way all along right 0:)

 

Talk to you soon pal!

 

Viv :wub:

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Dear Big Brother Coming:)

 

Now that was a cool blog...you got coats for the Guys and Gals from the Street.....and your little bro I am sure will have good negative test results and he has a new friend (maybe BF) who will get the "inspection" by Big Bro and Killer and Joe...hey, if he survives that (giggles) he will survive anything.

 

and if you survived the Mall...during Xmas shopping...you will survive anything:)

 

Fingers crossed for Josh:) Prayers said too:) and Good Karma being sent from the test results to the printer as they print out with excellent happy results:)

 

Michael

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Coming,

 

I can't take it anymore It's Tuedays night almost 11pm and I need to know what the test results came out as.

 

So I care sue me...

 

Talk to you soon

 

Bard

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I'm sorry to leave you guy's hanging. :( It was a tough day and I got in late last night. :sleep:

 

Josh is negative, but he has to get another one in about 6 months, just to make sure. :2thumbs:

 

It's quarter to six in the morning and I still need some more sleep. :,(

 

I'll talk to you guy's later

 

Eric

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Dear Big Brother Eric:)

 

Yeah!! Tell Josh we send our hugs and Congratulations on his great news:)

 

Get some sleep:)

 

Michael

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Dear Big Brother Eric:)

 

Yeah!! Tell Josh we send our hugs and Congratulations on his great news:)

 

Get some sleep:)

 

Michael

 

Yeah what he said!!!!! :2thumbs:

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