Frau Robinson

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When you were in high school, didn't you look at other kids and think, Oh, s/he's cute? Even though you may be married, don't you see a stranger at the mall and think the same thing? As we age, do we stop appreciating good looks? Are we supposed to not acknowledge the fact that we think someone is cute/good looking/hot/beautiful/gorgeous? Perhaps if we're married and the person we think is cute is the same age as our eldest daughter?

She takes German in school and is participating in an exchange program with a group of kids from Austria. Even though the ratio of girls to boys in the German classes at her high school is fairly equal, for some reason there are more American girls than boys participating in the exchange this year. The Austrian class is split closer to 50/50. Which means that some of the girls need to host a boy. Even though we have only daughters, we moved the youngest in with another and offered to host a boy.

The Austrian students arrived yesterday and when we got a look at the young man who'll be staying with us both the teenagers' as well as mom's eyes widened. A quick glance at my two girls and I could see in their face what they were thinking.

When I privately told my husband about their reaction, I also mentioned that I thought he was cute. At which point my husband immediately starts in with "coo-coo-ca-choo".


  1. Now I'll have that song in my head all day...lol. Have fun with your new student...but not too much fun!

  2. I have definitely NOT stopped appreciating good looks, and have even noticed that there are way more good looking people now so I think my standards have relaxed quite a bit with age. I work in a department full of firm, young, athletic bodies - I'd have to be BLIND not to notice...

    Note: There's a fine line between "coo-coo-ca-choo" and "p-e-d-o-p-h-i-l-e." Hahahhaha!!!

  3. Hey at least he didn't call you a cougar! LOL! You can still appreciate fine works of art! :-)

  4. I don't think I noticed so much other girls in high school, but now as an adult I can look at a girl & think "she's cute" and ofcourse definatly guys I look at & appreciate!

  5. I find that the answer to this question is directly in proportion to the quantity of beer consumed.