Thursday, September 17, 2009

Scene from a September Morning

Children, waiting for friends to walk to school: Someone's here! Someone's here!
Mother, yelling from kitchen: All right, I'll be right out and we'll leave.
Children: Someone's here! Someone's at the door!
Irritated Mother: All RIGHT. I said I'm on my way.
Children: He's here! He's here!
Really Irritated Mother: WHO is WHERE?
Oldest Child: Mr. Young Ponytailed First Grade Teacher is here!
Mother: WHAT? [runs into trashed living room toward screen door]
Mr. Young Ponytailed First Grade Teacher: Your stroller was rolling toward the street. I thought there was a baby in it.
Flustered Mother: Oh, Good Lord, no. There's no baby in it.
Mr. Young Ponytailed First Grade Teacher: Well, it was on its way out to the road. I just wanted to stop and let you know.
Still Flustered Mother Who Can't Stop Talking: Well, that's what happens when you trash-pick your jogging stroller--you get one with no brakes!
Mr. Young Ponytailed First Grade Teacher: .... Yeah, well.... [backs away]
Flustered and Embarrassed Mother: Thank you!

Shoot me.


  1. OMG! That would have been me--so freaking flustered that I would spew complete and udder nonsense!

    Thanks for the laugh this morning (even though it was at your expense)!

  2. lol, oh no! At least you were dressed though right? It would have been a lot worse if you'd suddenly realized you weren't wearing pants.

  3. LOL. What a funny situation (sorry)!

    I needed a good laugh today :)

  4. ha ha ha ha...i love it. im sorry.

    being the owner of many trash-picked items that *mostly* work, i feel i can relate.

  5. Oh no! It's a funny story though!

  6. Oh nooo!! haha Sorry but I had to giggle and be thankful it wasn't me. If somebody knocks on my door unexpectedly my heart immediately goes in my throat. Unless I know somebody is coming over it usually looks like a tornado of pet hair exploded on the floors and the counters are full of my food blogging evidence!

  7. Ha! Well, at least your stroller didn't get run over.

  8. Very funny! Were you dressed? I swear people only come to our house if I'm in jammies.

  9. AHA HA HA HA HA! ....I mean, oh dear.

  10. Oh, no! Reminds me of a want to get away SW airlines commercial. I am red with embarrassment for you over here. I don't think I would have even made any sense- just caveman noises. It is funny, but I am so glad it didn't happen to me!

  11. Oh my - too funny, but only because we have ALL had those moments!

  12. LOL! What an excellent way to start the day!

  13. I wonder what my nickname would be if I had stopped by your house. Something like "Miss Tallish Socially Awkward High Squeaky Voice" probably.

  14. Jewels--Nah, more like "Beautiful Registered Nurse with Mad Medical Skillz."