Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Leaving

How pathetic is this, that I whine and moan all the time about how I live in my car with my kids, my family drives me ca-razy, if I could only have a vacation, Calgon take me away and the minute Bob arranges for me to have a break I'm all whaaaaaa, my babies.

Somebody hit me upside the head.

The day before yesterday one of the girls' friends came over to play. I had thought the days of my girls playing Spy Club were long behind us, but every now and again, I am reminded that they are both still pretty young. I happen to know they still occasionally play with the dollhouse upstairs, so they're not completely grown yet. Anyway, this friend knocks at the door.

She's wearing large black headphones and carrying a gun-like device. On the end of this device is a plate-sized dish that looks like a satellite dish, it even had a little rod with a ball in the middle.

"Hi, Mrs. M. This is my spy equipment I wanted to show the girls. I just listened to your phone conversation with my mom from across the street, and I know that she's taking you to breakfast on Tuesday."

The times, they are a changing.'

25 comments:

suburbancorrespondent said...

Wow - and I was concerned about the NSA wiretapping.

Doug said...

The true question is, was she right? If so, it's time for the tin foil hats.

You could threaten her mother to lose the batteries from the thing or you'll fork over all the Christmas toy secrets.

MommyMommy said...

oh my!!! That is too funny!!!

Emily said...

Baby, no one is safe anymore.

Audubon Ron said...

Dang! What? You are kidding me! I’m sure. Listening to your conversation from across the street? Dang! There has got to be a movie plot, screen play in here somewhere – like little girl overhears a neighbor (not you, I know you’re nice and sweet) talk to her boyfriend making plans to murder her husband. That’s a fresh one. Haven’t seen that one in a while. Sort of like a suburbs Rear Window. Wow, too much.

Nancy said...

Whoa!
Where can I get that? *he-hee-hee*

AnotherMomCreation said...

I think I may have stood there for a moment in awe. Collecting my thoughts, then speak with her for invading your privacy.

Lela said...

Hahaha, that's great! So inventive!

Circus Kelli said...

Ah, kids say/do the darnedest things! :)

Mamma said...

Whose idea was it to arm our children with such tools?

Some single, childless marketing exec I bet.

painted maypole said...

holy crap, batman!

i hope my child never gets her hands on one of those devices!

Kellan said...

"Holy crap Batman" - I ditto that! That's what I should of named my blog "Somebody hit me upside the head" instead of On The Upside!! Ha! See ya.

Oh, The Joys said...

Okay. That freaks me out.

Jennifer said...

I can't decided if that is really, really, really funny or really, really, really scary. Both!

Mrs. G. said...

Are you sure this kid isn't CIA? Too funny.

crazymumma said...

have a great break!

BetteJo said...

OMG. Do people have any freaking idea what they are doing when they let their kids HAVE these things? Your phone call? What about listening to you having sex with your husband? What about something mild like finding out every Christmas gift they are getting, or hearing every un-kind thing anyone might ever say about them seemingly out of ear shot!?!?!? What are these people thinking????

BetteJo said...

My former boyfriend's ex-wife bought something like that for one of their kids. It was not allowed.at.our.house.
Period.

Rimarama said...

The funny thing is that she's old enough to be all high-tech with the spying, but still young enough to admit she did it.

Life As I Know It said...

ACK! That's a little scary.

AuthorMomWith Dogs said...

All part of the ongoing loss of respect for privacy in this country.

Jenny Dagle said...

Okay, so do the neighborhood kids really call you Mrs. M? My husband had this fantasy that our kids' friends would call us by our last name, but they don't. All kids around here call adults by their first names.

Cathy said...

*splutter*

*cough*

That is truly frightening. Very children-of-the-cornish.

bermudabluez said...

Big Brother really IS always watching! Enjoy your vacation / break!! Have fun!! Then you can blog all about it when you get back for those of us who haven't had a vacation in forever.

Circus Kelli said...

On the other hand, this could be a useful tool when the children start dating... uh, not that I condone spying on people or anything...