Recently, Mom went out 2 clear the snow an' ice off of her car so she cd do sum shopping. I was inside looking after Merrie an' Robin, and when we heard the noises outside, they wanted 2 watch out the window. Mom was totally grimacing while she scraped and chipped. After a while, she yelled out, "I DESERVE AN INDOOR SPACE!"
Then Dad went outside, all "Elly? Elly, what R U doing?" And Mom was all, "What does it look like I'm doing?! I'm cleaning the ice and snow off my car!" And she went back to CHIPping the ice away. And Dad was, like, "Y don't U take MY
car, then I'll park yrs inside and everything will melt rite off it!" And insteada being, like, "OK, thanks, that wd B a big help," she unhinged her jaw, scrunched her eyez, and screamed, "NO
, OK? NO, NO, NO and NO
!!" And she had a big storm cloud over her hed while Dad went back in.
When Dad got in2 the house, Merrie sed, "Grampa John, Gramma Elly had a TANTRUM, didn't she?" Dad kinda smirked and sed, "Yes, Merrie. Yes, she did." Merrie was all, "When Robin has a tantrum or when I do, Mommy gives us a time out. Will U give Gramma Elly a time out?" And Dad sed Mom wd hafta give herself
1, since she's all grown up. But then Merrie got the idea that Dad just cdn't do it cuz he's not Mom's parent. And she foned Grandpa Jim 2 ask him 2 give Mom a time out. I'm not sure what Grandpa Jim and/or Iris did abt that!
NEhoodles, l8r on, Mom sed that while she was out there chipping away the ice, she was gettng herself all worked up by thinking, "Grumble! ... We have a 2-car garage and 4 cars 2 park. So, whoze car gets left outside? MINE
." Then she got even madder while she thot, "I'm the 1 who does the shopping, the cooking, and the organizing around here...." That's when she got 2 the pt abt yelling that she deserved an indoor space. Dad sez that after Mom no-no-no'ed him, he was thinking, "Never make a sensible suggestion 2 sum1 w/a chip on their shoulder."
So, a buncha us R gonna have a study sesh over @ Dunc's house 2day. He's gonna have a steady supply of Horny T's coffee an' Timballs, he sez. So 4 thoze of U who R planning 2 stdy w/us, C U there!
Labels: crowded house, Dad, Merrie, Mom, Robin, stoopidity, Sundays