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Too, Too Much

27 Mar

Today, I have cobbled together and updated two posts from two years ago, telling two separate stories of my two sons.  I enjoyed re-reading them.  I hope that you enjoy them, too.

I have such an embarrassing mother...

Tory Boy, the aspiring politician and future world dictator, joined formspring.me (is that site still around?) in 2010.  Anyone can ask you any question and you can answer them.

He had lots of political questions:

Q: If after the election we have a hung parliament, how would you like to see the situation resolved?

A: Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah [Far too dull for The Laughing Housewife blog; you come here for a laugh, not a nap.]

I preferred the personal:

Q: Are you eating properly?

A: Stop nagging.

Guess who asked that one? 

Here’s one I didn’t ask:

Q: Boxers or briefs (or other)?

A: Boxers. Always. Also, other? What the hell? No, just no.

I liked his answer to it so much, I Liked it on Facebook.  Five minutes later I received an outraged phone call from my son asking me to Unlike it immediately and to refrain from liking his underwear on a public forumAnd in private, come to think of it.  It was just wrong on so many levels he would have to deny I was his parent if we were ever together in public.

That really made me laugh: as if I’d ever admit that a politician was related to me, let alone be seen with him in public.  How embarrassing would that be?

Love me, love the boy who thinks he owns me...

You wait ages for a child, then one comes along every three minutes.  In this instance, the same child. 

Spud left for school this morning in the usual manner: me hassling him and telling him he’s going to be late if he doesn’t get a move on will you just hurry UP!  and him…taking…his…time…I’ll be fine…don’t worry. 

Sometimes, I hate being proved right.  Our creaky door bell – creaky because the battery is dying and instead of a chirpy ding-dong! we get a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggggggg…boooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggcough…splutter…fade… announced his return, three minutes after he had left the house two minutes late.  He missed the bus because it was five minutes early which, by my calculation, means if a = plus2 and b = minus5 then c = too long in the bathroom with the hair gel; remainder ten, as in, leave the house ten minutes earlier tomorrow if you want to be sure of getting your bus.

He tantrummed on the doorstep along the lines of busesIhatebusesbusesarerubbishwhydowehavetohavebusestheymakemelate? for a couple of minutes; explained that he had come to tell me he was going to be late for school because he had no money on his phone  – let me clarify in case that whizzed over your head as it did mine, first time around: he was telling me he had no money on his phone which was why he had come to tell me that he had missed his bus, not that he had missed his bus because he had no money on his phone.  Got that?  Me neither.  Then he stomped off to the bus stop for the 8:05 bus, which would make him late for school. 

I returned to the important business of King.com and thought no more of it.   Five minutes later the familiar biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggggggg…boooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggcough…splutter…fade… interrupted the first chance I have had to beat my high score on Rainbow Rescue in months.  It was Spud, enraged, at the door.  He had come to tell me he had missed his second bus as a consequence of coming to tell me he had missed his first bus and now he was going to be reallllllllly late for school.  Stupid buses! 

I sent him away with the warning not to come and tell me if he missed his third bus, but to take the radical decision to stay put.

Kids!  They are so selfish – it’s going to be weeks before I get close to beating my high score again.

Joke 369

27 Mar

Thanks to Granny1947 for this one.

I Will Survive

I Will Survive (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I woke up last night to find the ghost of Gloria Gaynor standing at the foot of my bed. 

At first I was afraid…I was petrified.

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