Various Hints of Malarkey

Dear Sir and I took the kids to Borders yesterday for a little outing. I love books, but I get so overwhelmed of late because there are so many books I do want that I don't ever buy anything. I mean, I think about all the books that I do have and it depresses me to buy yet another book to add to the ever-increasing collection of books not read.

Dear Sir got a bargain book about the Saints (it is really cool and I am glad he got it---good home school book!), the girl got a princess magazine, Eraser Eater got an art book on Escher, and the Oldest got a gargantuan book on Ancient Rome. I think the thing is about eight pounds. Since I had to go to Target to pick up some anti-microbial febreeze spray (to disinfect a wet mattress after a good scrubbing---at least to help with the smell) I went by the clearance Valentine's section and found some truffles by Choxie and had a glimmer of delight. That won't sit on the shelf and collect dust.

The day prior the Oldest approached Dear Sir about dating and told him that when he is a teenager, he will not be interested because he is not "the emotional type."

And, to make bedtime a more laborious task, I was in the bathroom with the girl about to administer her medicine and grabbed the Milk of Magnesia bottle to shake it. The rage in my face probably showed when the white, minty fluid splashed all over the bathroom mirror, myself, and the connecting walls. "CRAP!" I yelled. The girl laughed with glee. I looked at her incredulously, with beet red face. "Less for me!" cried the little blond smarty-pants with a giggle. "I hate that stuff!"

(the little voice in my brain said---"then quit holding your poop!")


Leslee said...

I have about as many unread books as read too. It takes me about three months to read anything these days because I just don't have time. When I do read I tend to neglect my family and house so I only get to read about 4 books a year. I'm only on about chapter 5 of Moonstone...but at least I'm reading it. I also tend to read two books at the same time. Is that weird? So besides Moonstone I'm reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I'm maybe a third of the way through that one (but it's short).

Your girl cracks me up. She reminds me of my girl only we have the opposite pooping problem...

Hope you have a great week!

Lisa said...

*ROFL*... Sorry!

Lys said...

Hey, I don't know if you remember me, but I'm Alyssa, Jan's daughter from Idaho, who used to know you! I found your site off of Ryan's blog. It's awesome to hear about your family since I haven't seen you in a while.

Anonymous said...

well, i've had that happen, when caps are not put back on. i would have said crap too. CRAP

Carolanne said...

I love Borders! Once when I went to a teacher's training day, I left my (then) 11 year old son there for a few hours. I came at lunchtime to have lunch with him and all he wanted to do was go back to the store.
The problem with Borders is - where to start and what to put back! LOL

R said...

Leslee---I do read books at the same time, but it drives me nuts that I do! I have not even gotten the short story read by Wilkie this time around yet. I think I have time to pull it out tonight. Ugh.

Lisa--You always laugh at me! :)

Lys---I am SO glad to hear from you again! As you know, I have checked out your blog and I am hopelessly late at replying on here!

Susie--Thanks for saying crap for me again. It feels good.

Carolanne--You are a teacher, right? That is why you love Borders, my friend. Well, one of the reasons. Dear Sir and I drool all the time at the many books. I wish I could drop my kids off there and leave for awhile, but I guess if I had to leave to a place I would choose Borders! Ha ha! I can even get a coffee there! Lit section with coffee in hand, I am set.