You'd think over my Mardi Gras weekend, I wouldn't have (aaaaahhhh) homework! LOL. Just kidding, Jan.
HOMEWORK: Fix this. Feel free to do whatever it needs--add to it, develop it, be creative!
Jocelyn, a 14-year-old girl, was upset with her mother! "I can not believe that you will not let me go to see the movie called Spring Break Axe Murderer, with my best friends Ashley and Tiffani. All of the teenagers are going to the movie theater this evening."
Tina, a mother only in her early thirties because she had had Jocelyn when she was very young herself, was one of those mothers who tries to be a friend to her teenager. She thought for a while, and after seeing Jocelyn's great unhappiness, she decided to relent. "You may go to the movies with your young friends tonight. Be certain that you are cautious and careful, please." She is just like me, Tina thought to herself.
Jocelyn parked her lithe body front of Tina's path, blocking the t.v. from her view.
"Mo-ooom!" Jocelyn whined as her hands went wild in a flurry of gestures punctuating her words. "I'm going to be laughed out at Ryder High."
Tina sighed at her daughter's histrionics.
"Mom, are you deaf? I swear you just don't listen to me. It's JUST a movie. Who cares?"
Typical Jocelyn. Tina wished these days that she could roll time back to when Jocelyn was 5 years old who loved her mother and followed her every move. Not anymore. She wasn't ready for the change she was seeing in Jocelyn these past few months.
"I just-" Tina rubbed her forehead hesitatingly. Jocelyn interrupted, "Mom, it is almost 4 now. I gotta get ready for Ash and Tiffani. They're coming over soon."
"I told you already, Jocelyn Rose. No. Bad idea." Tina shook her head.
Jocelyn rolled her eyes and crossed her arms. "Arrrrrgh. Moth--er. I'm 14 now. I can handle a stupid movie like 'Axe Murderer'," she pleaded, "All the cool kids are seeing it. I don't wanna be a dork! I'm gonna die if I don't get to see it. Please. Please. Please."
"I guess why not... You'll just do it anyway if I said no or yes."
Gilmore Girls was coming on and she didn't want to miss her favorite show. If Jocelyn wanted to go to a movie with her buddies, who was she to say no to her. She knew how it felt to be so young and ready to act all grown-up.
"Wait, before you get all excited-" Tina held up her hand. "Be careful. Call me. You hear me? Call me when the movie's over. I mean it."
"Whatever, yeah." Jocelyn ran to her mother and pecked a fleeting kiss on Tina's cheek.
Tina sighed again and turned her face back to the t.v., engrossed once again with a 'Gilmore Girls' rerun.