We all have names for our unmentionables. Sometimes I forget this….but it shows what was on the brain at 15:45 today *teehee*…..
My son (the teenager – TA from now on) sends me an SMS
TA: Ma, pls can you get me research & pictures of the anaconda
Me: WHAT? I can’t do that at work *flustered*
TA: Ma, whatcha mean you can’t, you always get stuff for me
Me: Yah, but not of THAT! HERE at WORK, what will the people say?!
TA: But MA, it’s for EMS *at which point I call him*
Me: Doesn’t matter. No way *in hushed tones, practically under the desk*
TA: Ag Maae! Pleazzeeeee? *you know that sing-song voice*
TA: but Ma, we need to give details as to size and length and how big it can get and what it eats *at which point I almost pass out*
Me: No friggin way! You’re bonkers. I will research and we can hook up the printer later, and we can do it then
TA: But Ma, its just a SNAKE …..*screech, breathe*
Me: Not THAT snake
TA: *now start giggling, ‘coz the penny drops* Oh Ma, where’s your mind at. The actual honest to goodness Snake in the jungle!! Hahahahaaaa.
Me: *feeling very very stoopid and guilty* OK, no problem ….see ya
We have to give the unmentionables new names. My heart can’t take this. … lol