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Wednesday Wonderings – Act 2

on January 16, 2013

I am aware that just last week I clearly stated I wasn’t committed to posting my “wonderings” every Wednesday but, wouldn’t you know it, today there are yet more things that I just can’t seem to find an answer for running amok in my head and crowding out intelligent thought.  Perhaps by sharing them all I will clear my head and once again return to my normal sane intelligent self.  Quit laughing. It could happen.

First things first: I neglected to mention in my post yesterday that the thoughts inspiring that post came after reading a wonderful new blog Behind The Mind’s Ear.  The husband of one of my favorite bloggers, Motherhood Is An Art, mindbender has just begun to blog and is already one that I look forward to reading each day. (The fact that he always adds great music to each post may have something to do with it.)  Check him out – you won’t be sorry.  I wonder why I forgot to do that yesterday…..

On to today’s craziness.

  1. After going to see  “Lincoln” with my husband (highly recommend it by the way), why was I so quiet and sad on the ride home? It isn’t as if I didn’t know how it was going to end.
  2. Does anyone else have to fight the urge to say something completely juvenile when your kids ask a stupid question?  For example: child – “Have you seen my fill-in-the-blank”  Me – “Of course I have seen it.  I bought it for you.”
  3. Why do kids think mothers run around at night and hide their stuff?  Do they really think that I don’t have anything better to do with my time? Please.  Half the time I am in bed before my teenagers are.  I’d have to set my alarm to go off earlier in order to accomplish the great hide-and-seek game they think I’m playing.
  4. Where in my son’s upbringing did I miss the part where I teach him that the very worst thing he can do is nod his head in response to my statement, “I’m turning into an old lady”?   How did I not convey to him that the proper response is to hug me and say, “You aren’t old Mom – you just work really hard and are tired.”  It’s a really good thing he’s cute.
  5. How fair is it that my awesome husband who committed to being more conscious about eating healthy lost five pounds in a week?  I have to sweat, strain and starve to lose five pounds.  sigh….
  6. Have you ever noticed the tiny print at the bottom of diet plan ads that say “Results Not Typical”?  Why don’t they use “typical” results? Wouldn’t that be more honest?
  7. Why did visions of the television show “Hoarders” fly though my head today at the store when the lady ahead of me was checking out with eight giant bags of cat food?   She may just be a nice old lady who feeds all the neighborhood cats.  Okay….the smell may have given it away, but….
  8. Do you ever wonder what the homes of the “extreme cleaning specialists” and “organizers” look like from day-to-day?  Do you suppose they have maids to do their housework while they are out cleaning other people’s homes?
  9. Why is it that when you step forward to put something in your shopping cart after check out that some people take that as the sign to push their cart further forward in the checkout line?  Ummmm…..I still need to get to the credit card reader….
  10. The Burger Kings in our town are both remodeling to the new “sophisticated” look.  Do they think that this is going to make the food healthier?  Or taste better for that matter?

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12 responses to “Wednesday Wonderings – Act 2

  1. mindbender99 says:

    Thank You Wedelmom for the thoughtful shout out 🙂

  2. Anka says:

    Oh, number nine drives me bonkers! It’s as if those impatient customers are sitting in traffic and can’t wait to release the break so they can accelerate. In the grand scheme of things, does it really save them time?

    • wedelmom says:

      I can’t imagine it saves time – especially when I have to look at them and say, “Excuse me. I need to swipe my card.” and they have to back up. 😉

  3. javaj240 says:

    If it’s any consolation, I often want “Romeo and Juliet” to end differently. Stupid kids.

    • wedelmom says:

      Thanks – that does make me feel better. I found myself feeling the same way at the end of Titanic, Pearl Harbor….you get the drift.
      Romeo and Juliet – oh my word! I have found myself wanting to yell during West Side Story, “Really? You are going to believe a message from an angry girl whose man was just killed?? DUH!” The more I think about it – maybe Maria is better off. Tony obviously isn’t all that bright.

  4. The mental image of #7 is hilarious!!! And yes, #5 is so unfair!!! Thanks for the mention..,you didn’t have to do that!!!

    • wedelmom says:

      The actual image of #7 was kind of sad and scary at the same time. #5 – Guess I’ll learn to live with it.
      If I HAD to mention you I wouldn’t. (I’m kind of that way.) I wanted to let others know about your fantastic blogs! 🙂

  5. I’m afraid to ask, but what did the “nice cat lady” smell like, exactly? In your son’s defense, maybe he didn’t hear what you said. Maybe he thought you wanted to go shopping and said, “I’m turning to go in to Old Navy?”
    And now you have me wondering how many pictures I am in out there? I wonder if my likeness is anywhere exciting.

    • wedelmom says:

      It was one of those smells you can’t quite describe – you must experience it. (And I wasn’t crowding her ability to get to the card reader – trust me!)
      That might work if there were an Old Navy in our town. Did I mention that his eyes were positively dancing with joy as he nodded? Like “I’m about to be funny and am proud of it.”

      I know how you feel. I also wonder how many photos I’ve been cropped out of……

  6. Valerie says:

    I definitely do that with Titanic as well as Romeo and Juliet! And Gone With the Wind, even!! I want them to work it out (though he deserves so much better). *sigh* I like happy endings. lol

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