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Monday, November 3, 2008

Don't You Hate it When . . .

Every Monday Shelle at Blokthoughts has a Don't You Hate It When . . . contest.


The following story actually happened to me last week. Martha can verify. I'm sure she heard the whole thing.


Don't you hate it when you're just about to send your twins off to school, but then you check their backpack and find a folded up math worksheet and you say, I thought you didn't have homework? and they say, We don't, that's just a game, so you make them sit down and do it, but their whimpering and whining about being late for school makes you grab the closest half empty/half full glass of Ovaltine and firmly slam it down onto the table as you shout You should have done this game yesterday! but as soon as the cup hits the table the laws of physics kick in and the Ovaltine sails through the air, splattering across your face, your hair and your favorite white t-shirt, but you didn't think of that because you failed physics in college so you just keep staring your twins right in the face and scolding them as if there isn't Ovaltine dripping from your face and hair because they need to know homework is NOT a game, it's SERIOUS business, but then you have Ovaltine caked in your hair all morning because why bother showering since you're going to the pool after lunch anyway . . . but then you can't stop smelling chocolate or craving Hostess Ding Dongs or wondering if it really was just a game . . .



I hate it when that happens too.

13 comments:

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

hahahahaha! That was hilarious...I was eating raisian bran and literally laughed a bran flake on the computer screen!

See...the difference between me and you, is that I would have busted up laughing the instant the Ovaltine hit my face!

That is great!

And I'm SOOOO excited for the TAMNers T-Shirt and the Print from miss flexies shop!!!

And YEA! I get to meet LISA from Funny Farmer! I'm going to have to email her later today! I'm super excited to do her shoot!!!

Thanks Crash for letting me enter!

Candid Carrie said...

Ovaltine, a non-abrasive exfoliant.

Pat said...

Too funny, and I hate it when that happens also.

veraw

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I hate that when that happens! It happens to me on at least fort-nightly.

You get my vote!

Funny Farmer said...

Hee hee! I bet having Ovaltine all over your really lent authority to everything you said after that.

Dude - Can I say how excited I am to get to meet Shelle and have her take our pics?! So awesome!

Thanks for holding that super-fun contest!

And yes, I will totally vote for you on the Blokthoughts contest! You can pay me later. :wink:

Pat said...

Shelle, you are so healthy, I am eating a LARGE bowl of carmel popcorn for breakfast. So I spit carmel on my computer screen. Sheesh.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

PAT CARMEL POPCORN IS MY FAVORITE!!!!

Raisin Bran is a distant second though.

Kritta22 said...

LOL that's so stinking funny!! Nice work!

This Mom said...

THe only thing that would have completed that story would be the page coming home again and not having any markings from the Teacher. So you call to talk to her about it and she tells you that it WAS optional and now I would have to go tell my kids I was wrong and I am sorry.

Man don't you just hate THAT.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

OMGosh, THIS MOM, that would have been ingenious. The teacher sending it home and saying it really was just a game. ha ha ha ha ha.

That is goooood.

Except it would have been a lie. The rest was all true.

But I have no problem with lying. ;)

Kris said...

Loved it! I laughed so hard!

avy gol

Tiff said...

Okay, not good to read these when I'm at work, not supposed to be laughing hysterically at the computer, they might think I'm crazy...
So was it really just a game afterall??

LisAway said...

I TOTALLY hate when that happens. Or actually, I just wish they sold Ovaltine in Poland.