Thursday, May 31, 2007

Its not just goofing off and playing mah jong you know....



This is a snapshot of a viewpoint ive experienced in random twenty minute increments over the past two days. Sometimes, I dont realize right off the bat that maybe its kind of abnormal for my child to sit six inches away with a mouth full of bubble gum and grab my face silently whenever I look away lest I miss one single minute of the complicated and extensive bubble blowing process. This started yesterday and after two nights of offering continued praise at success and maintaining a constant encouraging facial expression as round after round of bubble gum spittle shoots at me during the practice of his new talent, it occurs to me that regardless of the hundreds of other ways Ive ruined my child, at least he always feels validated.
Hopefully.

Here is a PSA for you: Expired contact lenses may not cause problems. Expired saline solution will burn your eyes like a thousand white hot pokers. I dont know what the window is on the saline but I can tell you that is definitely less than five years.

9 comments:

The Mistress of the Dark said...

My contacts are expired.

~sigh~

I foresee me tossing a couple of hundred dollars away, because I can't wear the damn things much longer than you. And my glasses that are one year old are already getting icky. (I hate that coating that they put on featherlite lenses)

Sorry for ranting...I think I'll play Mahjong now.

luckybuzz said...

Nice bubble, though. :)

gretty said...

am i a bad aunt because i told him to stand back when showing me his bubbles? the spit was one thing, but that gum was getting dangerously close to my hair.

Mert said...

Do kids ever get past that "look at me mom, look at m e!" stage? My thoughts on this don't really count as I had a major (like you)effed up childhood and I'm always seeking approval. ;)

Look at me crse, look at me! :D

I'm sorry that you burned the shizzle out of your eyeballs. If I may, maybe you want to mark the bottle with a ginourmous sharpy next time so you can find the expiration date. I know sometimes the date wears off, and I toss a lot of stuff out that might still be good.

Jay said...

Well, learning to blow bubbles with gum is a pretty cool moment in a kids life. ;-)

RockDog said...

Vodka lasts forever and also burns your eyes.

Not sure what this had to do with anything...

Have a kick ass weekend!

Lina said...

Is that little Norm? Say hi from Lina! ;)

nancycle said...

...i thought i left a comment, it's probably floating over Lake Michigan.

Anyway...Congrats to both of you. First to Norm for his new found talent and of course to mom for taking the time (and spittle) to recognize it! :)

Mrs.ZigZagMan said...

bubbles! ya!
sorry about your eyes.