Friday, May 30, 2008

Hot Lava

You know your kid drives you nuts in the store sometimes. This has happened to all of us. Now, my daughter is pretty good when we are out in public. But, at 6, she sometimes forgets how to act like a normal human being.

Today, we had to go to Meijer. Oh, Mommy already spent almost $200 in groceries there on Wednesday. But, I always forget at least one thing. Even with a list. That's just who I am. Always forgetting an ingredient to something that I currently need. Even with a list. It's very annoying. And not cheap on my gas tank either.

So the Tiger falls asleep early. I take the child. Oh geez. I should've just left her with the sleeping Tiger.

We get in and from the front door all the way to the food section it's skip, skip, skip, flop, flop, flop while she's holding my hand. I said, "Missy what in the world are you doing? People are starting to look at us." Her reply? "Well Mommy I can only step on the white ones because if I step on the gray I will burn up in the lava and die." Well, darn Meijer for having gray and white tile. Not just one color.

Well, what the heck? We don't want the child dying in lava on a rainy Friday night, do we? That all would've been fine if I didn't have to hear every two seconds, "OH NO Mommy you are dying in lava. I am going to be left all alone because you didn't follow the rules!"

All I wanted was some chips for a party tomorrow I have to go to. Instead, I think I was burnt alive in hot lava about 47 times.

9 comments:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Ben plays these games and it DRIVES ME NUTS!!

Mimi's Toes said...

How funny. I use to play the game not stepping on cracks cause you could break your momma's back.

Ann(ie) said...

hehe. I was that kind of kid. Drove my mother nuts!! Now I'm the kind of adult that always forgets that one thing at the store!

my wonderful men... said...

Kids are so silly when they come up with stuff like this.

mashi epting said...

Im doing a college essay about you because I can really relate to your experiences.

Simplymoi said...

I think it's hilarious! Although, when it comes to my own, I will probably not think it so adorable! LOL

More Than A Single Mom said...

Mashi,

Can I read it?

A Single Mom's Life said...

Well at least you will have a nice tan ;) (BTW..why in the world didnt this post show up in my bloglines!!! That is it..Im switching readers!)

Erin said...

I wandered over here randomly, and I had to laugh because I teach 8th graders, and they too play the hot lava game. You'd think they would grow out of it by then, but no, I had several boys this year tell me that I was burning up because I stepped on the red carpet square in my classroom. I must've been burned by hot lava a thousand times this year!