Sunday, April 19, 2009

June Cleaver? Not so much.

You know those organized moms that are ready for anything? The ones that carry in their purses band-aids, tissues, a pair of scissors, needle, thread, extra buttons, ear drops, extra clothing, rubber bands, pens for doing homework, toothbrushes, animal crackers and bottled water? I wish I knew one of those. Then I'd hang around her just for the stuff I always forget.

Master J and I dropped Mister C off at the airport today and on the way back decided we should eat at a local diner. Well, not technically "on the way back" as somehow I had managed to forget to bring shoes with me on our trip. Yeah, I admit it, I go without shoes a LOT. And I drive bare footed. So sue me. Because contrary to popular belief, there is no law in any state that prohibits this. I've checked. Because I got sick of people giving me a hard time about it. So there. Having said that, I always have a pair of tevas in my car. Not that I've ever gotten all the way to a store or something and then had to drive all the way home to get shoes so I could shop or anything. You know, just because. But 99.99% of the time, there is a pair of shoes in my car. But tonight as we were driving home, Master J asked if we could go out to eat. I thought about it for a minute (okay, a second) and decided that would be a great idea. So I asked him to be sure my shoes were in the car. And they weren't. How does that happen? So we had to drive all the way home and get a pair of shoes for me before we could appear in public. Good parenting at it's best.

On a different train of thought, Master J continues to surprise me with his quick witted-ness. After we left the restaurant we were driving home and the subject of negative numbers came up. Don't ask how because I wasn't the one that started it so I have no idea.

MJ: So the numbers would be the same, like 5,4,3,2,1,0,-1,-2,-3,-4,-5
M: Okay. So if I paid you -50 cents, how much would you get?
MJ: Nothing, I would pay you 50 cents.
M: That's right (we high five)
MJ: Hey Mom, can I give you negative $50?
Both of us: Hahahahaha!


K-Mom said...

LOL! I wish I was one of those moms too. I'm lucky to get out of the house with my car keys somedays much less anything extra like hand sanitizer or band-aids!