It's been a weird week so far...
Heard in my kitchen from a 14 and a 16 year old.
L: Walking in holding a pair of black flats. "These paper towels are so strong and soft.
They're almost too nice to clean dirt off my shoes with."
10 minutes later
M: Frying eggs, "These paper towels are exceptionally fluffy"
Me: (thinking) This is weird. Can we get paid for this.
(Footnote: I always buy cheapest on sale. Never bought Viva before. It is strong & soft, now we're spoiled.)
My clothes washer broke and was stuck on fill for about 3 hours and no one happened to walk passed the den which was filling with water through the wall. The rest of the house has old wide plank floors that can really take a beating, this is the only room that has newer wood veneer. I mean had.....
A couple weeks ago I bought us each a bag with 10 pairs of socks in it. During the past week I have noticed....that I have no socks.
Over the weekend Biggest and DecentGuy came over and cooked out. Middlests' boyfriend, (we all call him Arnie even though it's not his real name, so I will use it here, Biggest named him that), came too. I'm looking around at this family. All these people are so big. There are boys....actually young men in my house. It was .....well weird.
Littlest was stressing at school and said she got a hall pass to hide in the bathroom and cry. When she got there all the stalls were filled....with girls crying. She headed to another, the entrance door was locked and she could hear the sobbing. She sneaked to the back stairs. Crying girl already on the step. Headed to another quiet hall, older boy staring into space like he lost his best friend. She asks if he's ok. He hangs his head, sighs, yeah I'm fine. By that time Littlest was over it. I know this is a school for the arts but could they All have been "Drama" students.
Or is it the full moon.
Text from Middlest in a completely different high school: "That girl that was picking on me last week is sitting in the hall crying her eyes out, it must be Karma"
Or maybe it's Drama.
Text conversation with Biggest :
B: I think I'm Catherine Linton..... from Wuthering Heights.....
Me: You just noticed this?
B: I'm at the part when she is having a tantrum because she says she is dying and no one is paying attention so she tears the the pillow up.
Me: Yep, that is familiar..
B: I Love Her
Me: You and Heathcliff
Other Text conversation to L who stayed after school for an activity:
Me: Check in with me.
Me: That'll do
L: Can I go to dinner with my friend, (Who I have never heard of) the answer is no, right.
Me: Yes, the answer is no.
L: Ur Mean
Why did she ask? Like I'm going to forget the rules or randomly change them.
Biggest works with animals and as a result collects them. She has a tiny dollhouse with 3 dogs, 4 indoor cats, 2 birds, I lost count of fish and turtles, and several outdoor cats that just show up (I think people are on to her) and she whisks them off to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated, then puts them back in her yard and feeds them.
On her day off she called and was having a fit because animal control had been through and picked up a new cat that showed up a few days ago and that luckily wasn't invested in yet. She ranted about someone probably calling and she couldn't believe this...it was such a nice kitty...she wanted to keep it...yadayada..
Five minutes after she hung up she called me back and said her animals were driving her crazy. They wouldn't behave and she was about ready to ship them all off to the pound......
She is the pound, it will never happen. When her husband came home she probably told him they needed to drive to town and spring the other cat.
Middlest.....Middlest.....Middlest currently has an A in Algebra and an F in AP English.....and she's been singing in tune...... and she's had the same boyfriend for 6 months......I think someone must have picked her up and turned her upside down and shook her real hard......that's the only reasonable explanation.......
Like a kaleidoscope...........yeah...
Spring Break starts here tomorrow....
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