March 21, 2011

I am Still an Expert on Certain Things

It's spring break which means that all week there will be children in my office. Mostly we try to keep them busy trading off with mom and dad and various grandmothers.  Today, however, for thirty long minutes they were in my office constructing very long train tracks.  Under my desk were two plastic shotguns.  In my drawer were four plastic pistols along with the ammo. I'm totally loaded for bear if I'm attacked by, say, Big Bird.

My youngest peered around the corner of my doorway and said, "Tell me there are no monsters in the bathroom."

I glanced over the top of my monitor. "There are no monsters in the bathroom."

"Okay," he said, "But please tell me there are no monsters in the bathroom."

"Really. I promise. There are no monsters in the bathroom."

He nodded as if to indicate he actually knew that all along. "Okay, that's good."

I nodded and said, "Yeah, I think so too."

Satisfied, he went back to work on the train.


  1. I hate it when there's monsters in the bathroom!

  2. When are you going to tell him there ARE monsters in the bathroom?

  3. LoL...I don't know if you're going to like this or not, but here goes:

    Difinition of an EXPERT; EX=an unknown factor & a SPERT= a drip under pressure.

    Sorry! I just had to share that.___=^..^=___Kittie

  4. Eva, me too.

    Chris, I'll tell him when he is old enough to defeat them. :)

    Katty, my brother used to say EX - as in "former" and PERT - as in "short of pervert". I think of that and pause every time I use the word and now it will be a double pause!

  5. Wendy; Thanks for taking me off the hook! After I'd posted comment to you, I closed down my computer and climbed into bed...Could not relax, could not stop fretting over weather you would take offense by my flip responce. It was not my intention to affront, and like you, the first thing that came to mind was that silly definition...

    Said definition was passed on to me years ago, during my "Bartender Phase" by a very drunk Lawyer. Should have considered that fact beforhand maybe!...Naw, it's still funny to me. Glad you found it so also, as that was how it was intended.

  6. "totally loaded for bear if I'm attacked by, say, Big Bird" ... you crack me up, Wendy!!

  7. Where do you work? Because there are alway monsters in my bathroom. :)

  8. *lauging* so cute -and loving the comments too :-D


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