Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Groundwork for an Introspective Existence

The other night, after a very long day out shopping with Wendy, I stopped off at Wall-Mart. I had promised Erin that I would pick up a few things for her. While perusing the art supplies, I turned my back for a few seconds. You might be thinking, 'no good can come of that, stupid-head. What were you thinking?' My answer to you: shove it. Don't call me stupid-head.

Anyway, my peripheral vision caught Wendy swiping the box of crayons from the shelf, but by the time I turned toward her and reached out my hand, she had dumped the entire box into the bottom of the cart. It couldn't have been the 24-count Crayolas, or even the 64-count. No. It had to be the 92-count box.

"Why did you do that," I asked as I tried to shove all 92 back in the box.

"I don't know," she exclaimed in her woeful gerbil voice, while shoving the crayons through the bottom of the cart. "What's wrong with me, Mommy? What's wrong with me?"

And that's the story about how I became the crazy, frizzy-headed mom with the psycho/hysterical laugh crawling around on the floor at Wall-Mart.


  1. You know, you *totally* deserve it, after the whole "posters for dwarves" comment.

  2. Dude. You don't forget anything.
    (I do not retract.)

  3. Nope. :)

    Karma dictates you will have a LONG future of "I'm laughing wayyyy too hard to impose any form of order or discipline" moments. No question.