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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Tricky Maneuver

Every season I change the colors and look of my house.

I like change.

I crave change.

I get so excited when it is getting close to the time when I get to change my bedding, curtains, pillows, towels, etc. to the next "season". Most people think that I am crazy, but I don't care.

I like having a whole new color palette!

Well, along with this new palette, I sometimes change out things like baskets, (you know, white ones just don't go with the fall browns, golds, maroons and beige's.) Well, one such basket is in my bathroom atop my toilet.

Now, let me first say that my family doesn't really care about all the change---and they don't complain when their bed sheets have mysteriously changed to a new color and even consistency. Even my youngest, Aydan, just gets used to whatever decorative changes that go on.

Until Saturday.

It happened like this:

(I was walking on my treadmill,----I've been trying to walk for a half hour a day) Aydan walked up to me and said, "Mom, can I talk to you for a minute?"

Me: "Well,....sure....hang on." (I got off the treadmill----he looked very serious)

Aydan: "Well, I wanted to let you know that that new BASKET that you put in the bathroom isn't going to work!" (this said with lots of drama)

Me: " Oh,....why?"

Aydan: (looking at me as if I am stupid) "Well, its too BIG!"

Me: (I'm just not getting it...) "Why?"

Aydan: "It sticks out over the toilet top and the lid won't STAY UP!"

Me: (I don't get the problem, I'm thinking---just hold it up) ......

Aydan: (a bit exasperated) "Mom! It keeps falling down when I am trying to....well....you know......

Me: (Getting it finally) "Oh,....oh....I'm so sorry! I didn't even think about that when I put it there! So, what did you do?" (thinking that I was in for a mess to clean up)

Aydan: (still very serious) "Well,......I just.......(and here is a long pause)....used my head to hold it up..."

Me: (speechless)

Needless to say, I took that basket right off and put a smaller one there---in the right color tone, of course, but I couldn't have my little guy stressing over tricky maneuvers.


Aydan, trying to keep afloat in my wacky world!

4 comments:

Hailey said...

Poor guy--at least he's creative!

The Bakers said...

HAHHAHAH! OHHHAHAHAH! That would have been a funny sight. Um, just the head holding part. hehehe...

heather said...

Oh my poor little nephew! It is a funny picture though. LOL

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

This will make a lovely and funny memory for him to read some day. I hope you are keeping these stories somewhere else or else having these printed...shw says as she knows she's not keeping copies of her own stories. Do as I say and not as I do.

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