Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Even My Adult Children Can Make Me Laugh

Each day that I’m alive, I am more convinced that it’s really those little moments that make life memorable. I’m also more convinced each day that children are sent to us to remind us to laugh.

Normally it’s the antics of one of my grandchildren that keep me smiling throughout the day, like this gem that my daughter Em posted on Facebook:

Chunk: Mom I want to go swimming!
Me: It is too cold to go swimming.
Chunk: I will just wear a jacket!

 This afternoon it was Em herself who kept Computer Geek and me in stitches. We would start laughing anew every time we thought about it.

Em came over this afternoon with a pair of baby shoes that she bought yesterday at Wal-Mart. She bought a size 2 but found she really needed a size 3 for Miss Baby Elephant. Apparently there was only one size 3 left when she was there yesterday. She wondered if we were going to Wal-Mart, and if so, would we mind exchanging them for the bigger size.

It so happened that Computer Geek was planning on going to Wal-Mart this evening. I asked him if he would mind exchanging the size 2 shoes for size 3 shoes for Em. He took the shoes and headed for Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, the one remaining size 3 was gone, though he looked all over the baby section.

I called Em to give her the bad news. Our conversation went something like this:

Me:      Sorry, Computer Geek took those shoes back, but the size 3 shoes were gone.
            They said they would refund your card.
Em:      Oh, they were gone? I had both size 2 and size 3 in my cart and decided the 2
            would probably work better so I hid the size 3 in the chocolate section over by the

When I sent Computer Geek to the store for baby shoes I totally forgot to tell him to check the chocolate section over by the meats! Being a geek though, he should have thought of it right?

Moral of the story: Never send a man to do a woman’s work.


  1. Yeah, why didn't he think of that? If I hid something in a store I'd probably forget where I hid it.

    1. Me too! Or forget that I even hid it to begin with. :)


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