Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Newsworthy Achievement

I have been doing a lot of shopping lately, despite shopping not being in my nature. It’s birthday season in the Common Household, so there’s birthday present shopping.  My jeans got a hole in them so I had to buy another pair.  We’re going to the beach later on this summer, so I had to buy an SPF-50 shirt to protect my skin.  I had to buy, return, and buy bathroom rugs (but that's really another story).  We keep running out of spoons, so I bought more.   In short, I’ve been like Blondie in the comics, coming home with package after package.

Hence this recent conversation:

Me:  Today I went to Big Department Store again, and I saw this thing, which, by the way, I did not buy, and – 

Husband:  Whoa!

Son:  Is that a newsworthy achievement?

Husband: Yes, it is!  That is definitely newsworthy.  The staff meeting at Big Department Store tomorrow will focus entirely on the fact that Carolyn The Common Household Mom came into the store and saw something she did not buy.  There will be cries of alarming exclamation of disbelief.  A task force will be formed; markets will rise and fall…. You will learn in time, Son.

Me:  (Sigh.)

But the real newsworthy event this week is that tomorrow is the last day of school for Younger Daughter.  There have been some real challenges for her this year, and I am very proud of her for meeting those challenges with vigor.  On Friday morning, she finally gets to sleep in! (And then, get started on learning that driving manual.)


smalltownme said...

I guess that's funny. I don't know. I bore the brunt of some comments about my car bumper (it's really low, it scrapes on curbs, I can't help it) and it pretty much destroyed me. So I don't have much humor about personal teasing anymore. I hope it's all in fun at your house.

The Crislers said...

Ugh to shopping, particularly at big department stores. And jeans shopping? I think you should get some kind of award. You also reminded me I need to spoons on my shopping list for tomorrow.

Driver's Ed! Do you they still show gruesome videos of people who were hit by trains? Or is that just a Kansas thing?

Angie said...

I don't like shopping either. I hope you all have a wonderful summer!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I always feel like the earth should tremble when I pull up to the mall once a sound a lot like me.
Good luck to your daughter. I'm glad she's over the hump with whatever rough patch she was mired in.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Congratulations to your daughter on a year well finished. She deserves the sleep-in tomorrow!
I am not normally a shopper (although I am pretty happy in a bead store) so I can see why that is funny. It is wedding season in my little world and I am already exhausted from trying to find the proper gifts. I am often amazed that so many women enjoy shopping as a sport. I usually need a nap when I come home!