Quips and Quirks

January 30, 2008 at 7:43 pm 3 comments

Boy Wonder was wanting his typical nightly back-scratch at bedtime, and I surprised him by saying, “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.”

He started to scratch mine and suddenly said, “Mom, what is your underwear doing way up there?” 

I said, “Son, that’s my brassiere.”

“Oh, yeah.” he said.

“Mom…what do you mean your bra has an ear?”

Hysterical laughter followed with Dad coming to tell us to quieten down.

I got out of the van today, told the kids to get their backpacks and coats out of the van, as is my usual habit.  I proceeded to the back door after a rather ragged day of running, having only half done just about everything. 

I looked into my purse and grunted, “Where are my keys?”

And then I heard the van still running.

Boy Wonder was already giggling at me saying “Uh, Mom…”

I said aggravatedly, “Son, turn off the van and bring me the keys!”

This week has been a bit TOO busy.

Tomorrow does not promise to be any better!

  Goldilocks called me to the school today mid-day in the middle of tending to kitchen duty for two funerals.  She had “that rash back, and it’s like three times worse than the last time.” 

“Okay, let me talk to the nurse.”

I tell the nurse to put some itch creme on it and give her Dimetapp.  Then, I hung up and realize she worn long sleeves today and it could be a laundry detergent allergy, as evidenced in other clothing lately she’s worn…rather, a change in fabric softener on my part.  Add dry winter skin, and I understand.

So, I drop everything, go home, get her another shirt, short sleeved, go up to her room, in my black funeral clothes, where the teacher says to me, “She’s fine, the nurse took care of her.”


I just kept standing there with the pink shirt in my hand, and she kept teaching, and we were at an impasse.

I’m obviously not leaving until I hand over the mother-caring shirt at this point.  And…it obviously doesn’t warrant interrupting class.  Finally, daughter sees me, and we disrupt the whole class while she tries to convince me she’s outgrown it only to realize it’s a new shirt, not the old one she’s outgrown.  She shows me her arm…one small raised pimplish bump.  It’s not even red.

She says the creme just helped it really fast, and perhaps it did. 

Half an hour later, I’m home waiting 30 min for school to be out and she calls to say:  “Can you bring pictures for me, today is scrapbook club day.”

I had to earn some mommy jewels in my crown today.  I was not the epitome of energy or grace by that point, but I was there.  They said, “You look tired.” 

What can you say?

I wanted to say, “I think I’ve been had!” 🙂

Well,  that’s the life and times! 

I’m home to a quiet house to do laundry, and perhaps some exercise {probably not}…I’d better get to it!!!

Entry filed under: Humor.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sweetiegirlz  |  January 30, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    Sooo funny! 🙂 Don’t you love being a mom? Thanks for the belly laugh!

  • 2. Kim V  |  January 30, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Those were priceless!!! Thanks…I needed those laughs. If it makes you feel any better, Grace suckers me all the time…and I let her do it.

  • 3. touchofglory  |  January 30, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    So glad to know I’m not the only one with a crazy life! I’m not laughing at you, just with you…:-) Love ya!

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