Thursday, September 23, 2010

ONE BRAIN, ONE SPONGE

It’s the tonsils!
Yeah, that’s the reason I haven’t been working on my W.I.P.
It’s because of those tonsils…
That came out of my six-year-old’ granddaughter’s throat…
And that’s why I’m not home…
Because I’ve been at my daughter’s house doing grandma duty all week.
Yes, I did bring my laptop…
But no, I haven't been editing…
And it’s because of those tonsils!
Yeah, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Monday morning my daughter announced…
“Mom, make sure she does the homework the teacher sent home.”
“Oh, uh huumnn”
NOT! Grandmas don’t make recuperating little girls do homework.
She can do that with her mommy. Grandmas coddle and pamper
And let their granddaughter watch TV.
Tuesday:
“And mom, she can’t eat pudding all day. OK?”
“Oh, uh huumnn.”
Are you kidding me? There’s no nutritious food that slides like pudding.”
I wont give a girl with a searing throat  veggies and meat! OK, I did think to make scrambled eggs, blueberry pancakes, and slippery pasta"Wanna watch some TV sweetie?"
Wednesday:
“Oh, and mom, I don’t want her watching TV today. She’s says that’s all she’ does with you is watch TV. Play some games with her, OK?”
“Oh uh hummnn.”
What! No Penguins of Madagascar? No Julien, King of the Lemmings? I love his voice! His antics! And no learning Spanish with Dora? No learning Mandarin with, Kai-la? No Wizards of Waverly Place? No Hannah? No–
 HUH? 
No SpongeBob SquarePants?
I must see SpongeBob SquarePants! I must see SpongeBob SquarePants!
Patrick! Patrick!
[Breath, Breath, Breath]
OK, I see what's happening…
I've got the jones for TV
Guess I can only deprive myself of grown-up TV for so long…
I need intervention
I need to watch some grownup TV tonight…
[No, not the news]
I’m going to watch the new show Undercovers
[My friend actually has her gourmet salt products in their kitchen]
And the 12th season opener of Law and Order SUV.
Thursday morning:
4:30…
4:45…
5:00…
5:30…
ACH!
Bleary-eyed…
Can’t think straight…
Yet strangely…
I feel…
Happy.

Always, Em-Musing



5 comments:

Justine Dell said...

Haha...kids are so funny! Hopefully you'll get back writing soon!

~JD

Jen said...

Writing will come back to you, the good thing is, you can still think on your feet, fibbing to yourself about why you aren't writing is still brainstorming :)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Wait. I thought the whole point of getting tonsils taken out was so you could eat pudding and ice cream all day.

Sounds like you've accumulated some good writing material over the last few days. :)

gleenn said...

Lol, this was funny. I can imagine the scenes and that's thanks to the mom's of my too pampered students. :)

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clp3333 said...

I want my tonsils out! Banana pudding with wafers sounds like the perfect cure.