What to do when Shaggy moves in

Recently, my son was talking to Andy and I and his voice gave a wicked crack.  Like crazy crack where we were secretly snickering and having flashbacks to that Brady episode where Peter’s voice changed.  Thank goodness we don’t have a family band or we would have been writing  music for  “I’m Shaggy and I Know It” (seriously just Googled that Brady kids “Time to Change” song and I’m having a good laugh listening to this-how did I love this show??).

So, when your son’s voice starts to change here are some reminders of what not to do:

  1. Don’t point out the crackage when his friends are around (unless they too are boys because then you can get double mileage on your jokes).
  2. Tell grandma when she visits not to make a big deal out of it. It had been a while since Grandma Dee visited and the first thing she notices, “Drew’s voice has changed!” Nothing more awkward than Grandma pointing out puberty.
  3. No matter how funny it may be, don’t refer to him as Shaggy (or show him old videos of Scooby Doo). Lest you drive him to a life of drugs and mystery solving in a “magic” van.  Remember how Scooby Doo and Shaggy were always hungry? I was told it was because they  smoked pot. Totally ruined the show for me.Shaggy from Scooby DooI obviously speak from experience on these tips.  Many jokes from our kitchen table came about  because of this post. No one is safe around here. Now, back to watching more Brady song remixes. I so just got sucked in on You Tube.