Saturday, October 10, 2009

Weekly Wonderings #126


1. If your standard "signature" stamped at the bottom of each email you send is something like "Please consider the environment before printing this email," I will throw up a little in my mouth whenever I get an email from you.

2. [I know, I hate the term "threw up in my mouth" as much as the next person, but, really, how else could I adequately convey my disgust at that?]

3. Being head-over-heels in love with "free" activities, the spouse and two kids and I took a mystery company up on its offer to bowl last night.

4. Can I just say bowling is a lot easier when there are bumper lanes?

5. And I don't mean just for the kids. Hey, what do you want? I'm bowling as a lefty now. [Save your pinko Commie jokes for someone else.]

6. Eldest declined to come, opting to have some quality time to himself and Jackass and Godknowswhatelse on Direct TV.

7. I called him on the way home to give him a 10-minute warning, telling him to end the party and make sure to check under the couch for crumbled potato chips 'cause that's how parents always find out about parties thrown whilst they're away.

8. "I'll make sure my girlfriend leaves and I'll clean up before you get here," he said.

9. Which reminds me of the parties my older brother and I hosted whilst in high school.

10. Which further reminds me to never leave my kids alone for a weekend, no matter how bright and responsible they are. The very thought of it, frankly, makes me want to throw up in my mouth. Just a little.



6 comments:

Cellobella said...

Very funny. Might pass those tips onto my son.

Sophie said...

The problem with being a parent is remembering how You were as a teen! Scary, isn't it? :-)

Jocelyn said...

And don't I love a post that comes full circle and doesn't have the teenaged son disposing of used condoms with great haste?

Anne said...

I love free too! Bowling is much easier with the bumpers, I didn't realized there was bowling without them.

I agree about leaving the kids home alone, never, never, never!

jennyonthespot said...

*snort* and TOTALLY

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

I know my kids are toddlers, but knowing how I was as a teen, I can't imagine EVER leaving them alone in the house for a weekend.

Also, the signatures on emails like that irritate me, too. Seriously, like I'm going to print their crappy forward.

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