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Rush me and you'll get a lousy miracle.

I _really_ hate being rushed. I need to refuse firmly each and every time because I wind up paying when things don't. For example...

We went to Walgreen's before lunch because Vogon had seen tiny Disney snowglobes there that he thought Laurel might like. They were charming but glass (this is important) and Laurel chose one. After checking out, it was loose in the bag with a few relatively soft items and sat safely on the floorboard during lunch and the ride home.

I had set down the bag with our leftovers outside the door and was getting my key out of the lock, which requires turning the key back over a half-turn and giving it a firm pull, when Laurel started fussing loudly that Biko was going to get out. I was in the doorway and Biko was in the kitchen but I got flustered, left my key in the lock and purse hanging from the door (I keep my keys on a swiveling clip attached to my purse), brought the food bag inside and turned to get my key out to her whining changing to wanting her kids' meal toy. I told her to wait, got my key out and had picked up both bags when she yelled at the cat, startling me into setting the larger bag down -- crunching her brand-new snowglobe.

I told her to go to her room, where she proceeded to get into a box of oil pastels the nerdsprout left somewhere in her reach (another big wet thank you for that), threw a tantrum when I left cleaning up to get those and briefly suspend TV privileges, and is now whimpering and snotting while I tend to the minor cut on my finger I got cleaning up. She's going to take a nap whether she wants to or not because I am now thoroughly cranky and would like a time-out of my own.

On the bright side, I have horehound drops to enjoy after the bag dries out.


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Nov. 23rd, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC)
ouchie, sorry.

btw, I like them toes in your icon... very cool!
Nov. 23rd, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)
I feel very silly with a Disney Princess bandage around my finger, but it was a better choice for me than Strawberry Shortcake, Spongebob, Looney Tunes or Dora the Explorer. (Can you tell we buy a lot of children's bandages?)

Those are my toes in May 2002; I bought myself a pair of closeout Birkenstocks for Mother's Day. As you can see, the regular width was a bit too wide for me, but I like how my painted toenails look. (:
Nov. 23rd, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC)
I have Blue's Clues and Dinosaur bandages at home. I would likely buy them even if I didn't have a little girl!

I miss birkies!
Nov. 23rd, 2004 12:53 pm (UTC)
Sorry, you got all frazzeled and hurt yourself. Such is the life of a mom. *sigh*
Nov. 23rd, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised I only got a minor cut since I'm usually accident-prone in situations like that.

Once I figure out how to get the glass out that's around the base, she'll have a cute Pooh figurine on a nicely weighted base. We're going to take a walk to the grocery store in a few minutes for consolation and bananas. She eats more bananas than anyone I've ever known, but they're good for her.
Nov. 23rd, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC)
as long as they don't clog her up. heh.

Nov. 24th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
for consolation and bananas

Note to self: Title for next book now identified; now to actually write the book.
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