My girl is always at a loss at what to do with herself. When she asks me, I tell her "organize your room." She openly weeps at the thought.
She just now asked Eraser Eater what she should do with herself, she could not think of what to do. She is bored. Eraser Eater said, "anything?"
"Anything, except organizing my room," she whined.
"Alright," Eraser Eater perked up, "Go running through the streets naked and pee your pants."
She wept. "That is not what I want to do!"
"You said anything except organizing your room! There! Even the Bible says not to go back on your word! Better get naked!"
Good grief, they take anything I say and magnify it to ridiculousness. Yesterday I caught the Oldest going back on his word with Eraser Eater. We were on our way to the pool and he had promised the eraser eating freak the use of his snorkel. I told my fine feathered oldest boy that it is not right to go back on your word, you need to let your "yes be yes and your no be no."
A lot of good that did me, huh? That is just another way of saying get yourself into a trap.
So, I had to promptly tell Eraser Eater that things need to be reasonable for that to apply.
Last night I was reading a book by Flannery O'Connor called The Violent Bear It Away and it literally had me laughing so hard I was wiping tears from my eyes with a tissue. I could not stop. I had a belly ache after a spell and found it hard to read on, it was so humorous. If you don't mind getting depressed, shocked but humored all at the same time, give it a whirl. Maybe I will type out an excerpt tomorrow if I feel so inclined.