Sunday, March 18, 2012


I don't know much about baseball, but I do know that the YANKEES are annoying. Everyone seems to be annoyed when they win. Our Twins generally lose to them, sometimes in the playoffs, and I know this annoys us.

Something else that has been annoying me lately is the children. I know that sounds terrible. But, everyone knows how much I actually love them so much I could die. So, here's the problem:

Every thirty seconds, one of them says, "MOM?! MOM?!" And then they ask me incessant questions and make innumerable requests. Even when I'm hanging out DIRECTLY WITH THEM, they keep saying "MOM?!" It's been nonstop for weeks.

So, after school on Thursday, I took a half hour and went to Target. All by myself. At Target you can get a popcorn and pop combo for $2.13. That's including tax. Usually when I try to get this combo, the kids want to eat all of the popcorn and also drink all of the pop. That's why I went alone this time.

Then, I blindly wandered the aisles. I didn't need anything except hand soap, so I got that. I ran into a colleague there, and he was like, "What are you doing?"

"I'm on vacation," I said.

"I understand that," he chuckled. "Still, it's a little sad."


Bethn8r said...

I would go to Target with you. We could call it a "girls' weekend", just remarkably efficient because we'd get it done in an hour and a half.

mm said...

I love the popcorn at Target. Hang on Spring Break will be over soon.

Goodwoman said...

Going to Target by yourself to escape the madness is very acceptable. I have created porch time at my house. It consists of me going outside with a glass of wine and promptly closing the door behind me. No one is allowed to open the door until I come back in!

Indiana Rock on a California Roll said...

Sometimes I go to campus and watch shows like The Bachelor in the library computer lab, just to get away from people saying, Roz? What are you doing?

So, feel ya.

LH said...

Wandering the Target aisles. That's a big part of my personal history.