Date: June 25, 2010 08:49 pm Title: Cecelia Halpert, Age 15
Okay wow. This is almost the exact same discussion I had with my mum. I thought Jim handled that BRILLIANTLY. And the "I trust you," is definitely the best thing a parent can say to you. Excellent chapter. I'm gonna miss these!!
Date: June 25, 2010 10:05 am Title: Cecelia Halpert, Age 14
LMAO at the Vespa, you forgot the sandles - they always wear sandles when riding their vespa's in Italy lol :)
I really loved how dramatic Cece is, it's sooo spot on for a bratty teenager of her age, and the dropping dead of embarrassment line, where he said no one has died from that before was just perfect!!
Date: June 25, 2010 08:54 am Title: Cecelia Halpert, Age 14
I remember doing pretty much the same thing when I was that age. Isn't it ironic how kids say things like 'you don't care about me at all,' when parents are just trying to keep the kid safe? It's crazy. Now I'm feeling guilty about doing that to my parents too... maybe I'll go buy a cake or something... Looking forward to more of these little snippets.
Author's Response: Oh yeah. And it never completely ends. I'm 30 and I swear my mother can still push my buttons in a way that sends me back to being 13. In my defense, however, if I say "Mother, I don't want to talk about that," she tends to keep pushing. But I find myself bordering on hysterical around my mother from time to time and almost never around anyone else.
Date: June 25, 2010 07:51 am Title: Cecelia Halpert, Age 14
Ivy, I have a 17-year-old son (who has had his license for two months) and a 15-year-old niece. I can feel Jim's pain. Your characterizations are really spot on, and you've captured the perfect combination of concern and humor. I got a good chuckle about the Vespa and Pam's comment :D
Author's Response: Thanks so much for saying the characterizations are good. I'm not a parent, so I'm guessing based on my friends/coworkers who have kids and memories of my own years as a teenager. The driving thing... I really do want the age changed to 18. I want a kid to have to have a high school diploma and pass a civic responsibility test in order to get a license. I've been nearly run over by teenage drivers too many times. I can't take the Vespa.
Date: June 25, 2010 07:01 am Title: Cecelia Halpert, Age 1
Wow I so love this story :)
I told my mom "I hate you!" once, and only once. You would have thought that I had just killed someone. Let's just say she didn't talk to me for a week and I was major grounded.
Date: June 24, 2010 10:43 pm Title: Cecelia Halpert, Age 14
Oh God, she sounds exactly like my sister! Anyway I completely love this story and I'm really embarrassed that I've waited 14 chapters to review, but keep it up! So great and so realistic; I bet she's caught with a zephyrhills bottle full of liquor next chapter :)
Date: June 20, 2010 09:16 pm Title: Cecelia Halpert, Age 8
This story makes me realize how much I don't want my baby girl to grow up!! Question: Do they still work at Dunder Mifflin? This may be answered in future chapters, huh? I should wait and see, right?