Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Day In The Life

8 a.m. : "MOOOOM! One of the cats snagged a meatball from last night, and there's pasta sauce all over the carpet! EWWW!"

8:10 a.m.: "MOOOM! Do you have to run the Bissel now?"

8:30 a.m.: "MOOOOM! Are you done yet? I'm hungry."

8:45 a.m.: "MOOOOM! I found a spot you missed!"

9:00 a.m.: "MOOOOM! The sofa's wet? Why'd you shampoo that?"

9:30 a.m.: "MOOOOOM! He won't let me play video games! Yeah, there are four other TV's, but my game's hooked up to this one!"

9:45 a.m.: Mom finally gets breakfast after informing children that if she doesn't get five minutes of peace she'll list them on Ebay.

9:55 a.m.: "MOOOOM! He banged my head!"

10:00 a.m.: "MOOOOM! Can I have a snack?"

10:15 a.m.: "MOOOOM! He ate my snack!"

10:30 a.m.: Mom is wishing she had a Xanax.

11:30 a.m.: Little one is playing battering ram on Mommy's belly while older one explains the wonders of DigiMon.

11:45 a.m.: "MOOOOM! I can't get Cartoon Network on my computer!"

12:00 p.m.: "MOOOOM! Where's my sound?" Mom puts headphones on child's head. "Oh. THANK YOU!"

12: 15 p.m.: Inform chat friend and beta reader that if Mom is seen on the evening news not to be too surprised.

12: 30 p.m.: "MOOOOM! I defeated a Huge BOSS in my video game? Wanna hear all about it?"

12:45 p.m.: "MOOOM! The dog has to go out!"

1:00 p.m.: "Honey, aren't you supposed to be done work for the day? What? What did I say? And why are you growling? Oh, and when are you making lunch? I'm hungry."


Taryn Blackthorne said...

Oh my Giddy're a saint. I'd've been on the news.

Dana Marie Bell said...

Dusty once said, "It can't be as bad as you're making out!"

So I timed it one day, while he was there. The longest interval for THAT day? Five minutes.

Now that he telecommutes he's learned an important lesson: he works in the basement where the kids won't find him. =)

Alice said...

eBay doesn't list children anymore. You have to do Craig's List these days.

Dana Marie Bell said...

Oh, right; thanks for the tip. :D

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"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

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"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

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