>Write It Down And Take It To The Bank

>Ah, spring. The time for gardening, mowing, cleaning, rain, and pictures. Pictures? Yep. It was picture day at the Center. Well, for the older classes. The younger ones went yesterday. It was really fun getting to watch the little girls come in, twirling around in their pretty dresses, showing off and admiring each other. The boys were very handsome, acting nonchalant when the grown-ups told them how good they looked. It’s really sweet that at this age, they still don’t act snobby toward one another. Nor do they tell each other that SallySue’s dress is out of date or came from the wrong store. They’re even willing to share shoes if someone else didn’t have the right color or type. Wow. We could learn a lot from three year olds.

The stormy weather blew out and left us with a clear, albeit windy day. Absolutely gorgeous, if a bit chilly.

As I was getting ready today, I was aggravated that I had breakouts on my face. Honestly, my face is more sensitive now than it was in high school. Fortunately, it clears up pretty quickly. Still, it left me thinking about some common unwritten rules or truths.

If you’re getting your picture made, or meeting people for an occasion, your face will break out.

If your child is getting pictures made, they will fall down and get a cut, scrape, or bruise on their face.

If you’re late for work, you will not be able to find everything you need to get out the door quickly.

If you’re late for work, you will get behind the person who drives at least ten miles per hour UNDER the posted speed limit.

If you’re late for work, it is a strong possibility that your gas tank is running on fumes.

If you ignore that little voice that tells you before bed that you should get all your clothes and paraphernalia together, you will regret it the next morning because you will find yourself running behind and…you guessed it. Late for work!

If you’re late for work, your hair won’t behave, you won’t be able to find your shoes, and, as you hurriedly iron your clothes, you will discover an unbelievable amount of fuzz/lent that must be removed before wearing.

There other unwritten truths/rules:

Children always behave better for other people than they do for their parents.

Five minutes after a potty break, a child will absolutely have to go to the bathroom.

If you comment on a child’s great behavior, they will make you eat your words.

When your house is really clean, no one will come for a visit.

When your house is a total wreck, everyone you know will come for a visit.

The day you have stinky trash that really needs to get taken away is the day you miss the trash truck.

There are lots more that I could share but I find I am too sleepy to keep writing. Perhaps another unwritten rule?


About CuriousCat

I love to learn new things-anything from how to create a junk journal to the way light moves through space; why cats present their behinds to us to the effects of chemicals on our endocrine system. If it interests me, I can spend hours reading and learning about it.

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