11.14.2006

Black Monday

This post was supposed to be a mini version of the second half of a Law & Order episode. Courtroom drama at its best. Yesterday was the court date for DearWife's traffic incident.

She got MIL to come over to baby sit. She printed out directions. She printed out pictures. She did not, however, actually send in the slip to plead not guilty. Apparently she forgot. We will all be robbed of the vindication that would have came to the evil Huntley police force.

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I have a serious question for the readers. Is there some kind of genetic marker that forces women to start major cleaning when they are over tired and should be in bed? Last night DW broke out the carpet cleaner attachement to our Kirby, at about 10PM after being short on sleep two nights in a row. I was walking (sitting might be the better descriptor here) on eggshells.

In the middle of the action, MIL calls up (after all it had been hours since she last talked to her daughter).

MIL: "I have to tell her that there are crock pot recipes in Betty Crocker."
Me: "I'll tell her. She's in the middle of shampooing the carpet."
MIL: "You'll forget."
Me: "Probably. But I think somehow we'll make it through nonetheless."
MIL: "Interrupt the shampooing."
Me: "um. no"
MIL: "Interrupt the shampooing."
Me: "I'll remember."
MIL: "Just hand her the phone."
Me: "She's busy. I'll tell her."

Later I told DW that her mom wanted me to interrupt the shampooing so that she could tell her that there were recipes. In a cook book.

"She probably thought youd' forget to tell me."

Sigh.

8 comments:

MIL said...

LOVED THIS ONE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"Is there some kind of genetic marker that forces women to start major cleaning when they are over tired and should be in bed?"

Well, uh - duh!

"crock pot!" "crock pot recipes!"

See -you did forget! the essence of the message was lost!

Anonymous said...

a real man would have taken over the shampooing ;) so DW could talk to MIL

Khyle said...

In all honesty, MIL may have said "crack pot." I'm not sure. I heard 'there are recipies in the cookbook' and 'tear tired wife who is busy running a very loud machine away so I can tell her something obvious.'

*inside joke alert*
I may be going to hell in a bushel basket for this one.

Khyle said...

"a real man would have taken over the shampooing ;) so DW could talk to MIL"

Uh. No. I don't think Musky is allowing me to comment on what a real man is after I admitted to listening to Xanadu last month. But I'm fairly certain that no real man would have done that.

Woodchuck said...

Ok, you were listing to Xanadu, and admitted it???? Just what were you thinking here? Men have been kicked out of the club for less.

You told DW that MIL called, I don't see a problem here, DW got the message that it had something to do with cooking.

Anonymous said...

OK, I'm back! LOL!

Woodchuck just about fell out of his chair reading this post!

You could have listened to Xanadu WHILE shampooing . . . or may I suggest ABBA.

spandex leisure suit optional

Khyle said...

You know, I've been sitting at the keyboard creating a witty answer to Woodchuck's question.

And you know what? I have no idea why I A) was too lazy to fast forward and B) admitted it.

I won't admit that it was my first concert though.

I'm going to go read a Playboy or something.