Emergency! Emergency!

Lee (age 7) comes running into the kitchen last night. He yells "Emergency!" and my husband immediately stops ... focuses ... questions "what emergency?".

I almost fell off my chair trying not to laugh when Lee took a big breath and said "Welllll. I was walking down the hallway ..." I knew in my bones that this was going to involve a long story ... (Get in your head one of those crazy images from FamilyCircus cartoon that takes Jeffy on a five miles circuit through the yard when he walks from the mailbox to the front-door) ...

Sure enough, three minutes later he was getting to the point (and to interupt him is to invite a monologue on why you shouldn't have interupted and distracted him from the important details of his story) and my husband was starting to get a kink in his neck from bending over and staring intently at Lee, as if he could figure out the "emergency" from clues in Lee's face. Suddenly, Ron burst into the room "Emergency! Toilet water floor!" and he was dashing back down the hallway!

Yes, the toilet was clogged. Yes, the water had been continually over-flowing the whole time Lee was talking. Yes, my husband is a good man for refraining from screaming as he tore down the hallway to stem the tide.

Meanwhile, Ron comes back to the kitchen and gives me a serious look. "Mom. Its NOT funny. I got Toilet. Water. On. My. Feet." He glared at me as no one else on Earth can. All I could do was look at him and agree that it wasn't funny he got toilet-water on his feet as tears of laughter rolled down my face.


ROFLOL! Oh, my...my dh would have flipped a lid! lol!

Dare I ask? What's the latest with the move? Are you moved? Are you delayed? Will there be MORE long, dramatic pauses in your blogging?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Leni | 02/18/2007 - 03:30 PM

Too funny. Too close to home. I too have a son that takes forever to get to the point.

Earth Girl | 02/19/2007 - 08:11 PM

Leni, you are very very naughty!

No, we have NOT moved yet! I need a t-shirt that says that. I almost dread going out in public, because EVERYONE asks. I feel like I'm ten months pregnant!

We're thinking that its about another 10 working days. Per contractor. Which they can do simultaneously. Or not. Realistically, counting for drinking binges and manic episodes, I'm thinking 30 days :(

I should say, JUST 30 more days :)

Lucy | 02/19/2007 - 08:42 PM

Sorry pal. When you are gone for extended times, I assume the move is in progress!

I promise NOT to ask again! Honest. Pinky swear.

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