Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What Day Is It?

I've been working long, long hours and with the start of the school year, helping Devon move into his dorm (dorm schmorm. A dorm should be bare, ugly floors, funny smells, it's either too hot or too cold, you can hear your next door neighbor fart and unidentifiable rodents. His is a hotel room, literally) I haven't even checked my email in a month.

Yesterday morning, I was trying to get Harmony to hurry up so I could get out the door. "Put these feathers in my hair, first!" she squealed.

She had picked up some crafting feathers from a friend of hers. I was not pleased. "Which one?"

"All of them."

"There are five...six...seven feathers, Harmony. You don't want all of them."

"Yes, I do."

"Honey, no you-"

"Yes, I do! I do! I do! I want all of them! All!"

Rather than argue with her for twenty minutes, I braided each feather into her hair and then shooed her into the bathroom. "Go take a look and hurry."

She came back around the corner with a disgusted look on her face. She looked like a porcupine. "I don't like it."

"Right on, now get in the car, we're going to school."

Oddly enough, she didn't even mention the feathers this morning.

25 comments:

Cargosquid said...

Too funny.
So glad that you're back.

Osbasso said...

I'm glad you're back too! ;-)

Oh great One said...

HA! That's funny!

FrankC said...

And what did school think of Harmony-watha?

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Visiting from Os. Great wee blog.

Mrs. Who said...

Sometimes the best way to win an argument with kids is to lose the argument. Heh.

basteine said...

Crystal,
I m glad to see you posting again. Your sense of humor is hysterical. I rarely comment but had read most of your archived posts. I know this is a faceless medium of communication but I have nothing but the utmost respect for you to have the courage to share your life with any who would read. I would be willing to bet that there are many more folks who feel as I do, that my day, our day, is much brighter when you share a funny anecdote about your family or the absurdities of everyday life. I hope you choose to continue to share these moments with us. As for the lurking trolls on your comment board, I cant help but pity someone who has nothing better to do but hide behind a computer screen, to anonymously harrass & demean others. They need to find a firm grasp on reality and realize what is important in life. Please dont let that unfortunate pitiful minority keep you from making my day brighter with your observations and anecdotes. Cheers to you and well wishes to your family, Andy

Suffer Kate said...

I'm so glad to see you back. You've been missed.

Anonymous said...

Yep, Little girls are like that.
Lil Skraps

Amber said...

Of course not! You didn't tell me you opened your blog back up, I'm so so glad! You're too talented not to share your gift with others, girl. Love you!

aboyd said...

So cool College! WOW! The feather bit is funny! Classic case of what we want is not always what we expect!

Kold_Kadavr_flatliner said...

Correct. Even if you say the F[ragrant]-bomb? No, you won't go to Hell. how silly. You'll only go to the dreaded P which Protestants hate. Purgatory. Me, too. We can pray for each other while surrounded by the warmth of fire. How nice. But, yet, if you wanna straight2heaven when you croak? Groovy. Don't say anything; offer THEM rats the other cheek; and you'll die in peace. I'm not FROM this filthy world ruled by the stanky BO (our prez) who's controlled by the whorizontal billionaires; I'm from Heaven where I'll soon return. Don't understand? Lemme give you an 'Xmpull, toots --- HEAR YE! O HEAR YE! Wanna be at my BIG-ol, kick-ass, party-hardy celebrating our resurrection for eons and eons in Heaven Above, girly? A profusion of peace, eternal plethora of paradise, palm trees, 72ish degrees, fuzzy-navels, point-blank, passion-in-primetime, pink, picturesque-portions-we’ll-possess, delicious-and-nutritious perennial pleasures, too, without price, nor pride, without passwords, nor plastic, nor pretext. You’re more than welcome, girl; you’re definitely invited - God’s calling you through this sinfull mortal. Whether you respond YAY or NAY is up to you --- God only gives bawls to those who see the need for humility, Miss Indelible. God bless you.

Persnickety Ticker said...

This made giggle like a madwoman! Sounds like something my daughter would do. Glad to see you back!

Northwoods Woman said...

where's the picture?!

Stuffbymichele said...

Yay - you're back! I haven't looked for in a while so it was a wonderful surprise to find you'd changed your mind. I enjoy reading your stuff although I seldom comment. But I did want to tell you I'm glad you're back and I hope you don't let the trolls get you down!!!!!!!!

Melissa and Joel said...

So glad your blog is still here.

Bailey said...

What Day is It reminds me of my own daughter. Love the site too, very refreshing.

Anonymous said...

It has been forever since I read you.. She was just a wee lass back then... You haven't lost a step dear.. hugs


Old Woman that lived in a shoe..
Now known as
Queen of WTF?

Jennie said...

Crystal,

I miss you! Come back! I loved reading about you and your family and how you overcome the trials of life!

I miss you...I miss finley!

I hope life is treating you kind and your holidays are bright!

sandipro gadget said...

Too Funny...where's the picture?!

Guitar Dad said...

Sometimes that's the only approach that works with my 8 year old daughter!

jackie Bradley said...

I miss you

cb in nm said...

Where did you go? :(

lunaticg said...

Its Sunday, 25 March 2012.
Look like you don't post a new update anymore.

Nurse and Hospital Stories said...

"Oddly enough, she didn't even mention the feathers this morning."

haha. Now she learned her lesson, eh. That to be a porcupine is not that really great and stylish. lol

Cheers,
Peny@uniform medical