Mama Diaries

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lightening Eyeballs and Other Mayhem

I watched my eight-year-old son sitting at the kitchen table.  He had a flashlight, and was taking it apart.  After he had dismembered it, he turned it on and shined it into his eyes. (He did have a part in front, partially blocking the stream of light.)

"Bubba, what are you doing?" I asked.

"Lightening my eyeballs."

"Excuse me?" I said.

"I want to see what I look like with lighter eyeballs."

All I could do was shake my head.

Meanwhile, my daughter who was sitting on the barstool sipping Sprite, thought that was the most hilarious thing she'd ever heard.  She promptly spit out her Sprite - all over my manuscripts which were to be mailed to agents. 

"What the heck?"  I bellowed.

My daughter could not stop laughing.  Sprite came out her nose and dripped onto my manuscripts. 

"This cannot be for real," I said.

"Don't worry Mom,"  my daughter said.  "The agents will still take them.  They're children's books.  A little sticky Sprite is to be expected!"

Argh!   

28 comments:

  1. The things youngsters get up to, my daughter was always listening to adult conversations and my youngest son was accident prone. Most hilarious time of my life.

    Thanks for your most wanted comment and becoming a follower again. much appreciated.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Certainly! I hope everything is all fixed and you don't have anymore problems.

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  2. I love how your kids always seem to see the bright side in every situation!

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  3. LOL it just adds some character to your manuscripts

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    1. I wonder if the agents would appreciate it?

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  4. I have to get the flashlight and see how this works . . . .

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Haha! I'd do it with a pair of sunglasses - but then that might defeat the whole point! ;)

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  5. lol...I love these stories! I'm not sure which is funnier, the lightened eyeballs or the Sprite on the manuscripts!

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    1. There's always something funny going on at my pad!

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  6. And she's right - - they ARE for children so a little stickiness just adds to the charm :)

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    1. I'm not sure you would have loved it if my daughter's Sprite spit landed all over your manuscripts, though! :)

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  8. They are both great thinkers!

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    1. You wouldn't believe what it's like to live with such geniuses!

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  9. Sounds like he keeps you very busy. Wanted you to know that you are a no-reply when you comment on my blog. There is a way to fix that if you want people to respond to you comments.

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    1. Hmmm. I'll have to look at that. There must be a box to check on your blog, because everyone else seems to be able to comment on my comments. Thanks for letting me know.

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  10. See? It's a talent like that got me accepted for Navy electronics school.

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    1. Great! I see a bright future for my kids then. ;)

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    2. The recruiter had me CONVINCED that, since I knew how to put batteries in a flashlight, that I could fix weapons fire control systems on F-14s.
      Somehow, he was right.
      And nobody died.

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  11. Who knows what else they'll spill? I'd stick to agents who accept attachments. :)

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    1. Ha! Yeah, that's probably good advice!

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