Friday, September 21, 2007

"Mom, Can I Vacuum Glass?"


"Mom, can I vacuum glass?" That was the ominous text message on my cell phone. The phrase ‘Ignorance is bliss" takes on a whole new meaning when your filet mignon is interrupted by a message like that. Sadly, I guess history set precedent early on, when Alexander G. Bell summoned Watson for an eerily similar reason.

Anyway, to back up a bit; my husband and I were on a rare night out and we’d left our 15 year old in charge of her younger sister, who is almost a teenager herself. It was only for a couple of hours, and they are both fairly responsible, so a few hours away from home didn’t seem too foreboding. Until blissful ignorance was replaced with an odd curiosity and then, indigestion.

I quickly excused myself to get the full story: "Where and how much?! What??! Is there any blood involved? Put on your shoes, get the dog out, shut the door, and I’ll take care of it when I get home."

The evening wasn’t a total wash however. I suppose the fact that the culprits exhibited some responsibilty by consulting the "experts" instead of diving into cover-up mode was a plus--and I now have one less picture frame to dust.

4 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

My boys would have gone for the cover up, you are lucky!

Suzanne said...

Lol, well....at least there was a night out and you didn't have to cook! :)

Jules said...

Yup i have four sons Two who would have gone so far into cover up they would have had me think a masled man had come for the frame alone.Another son would have left all where it was and waited for my "what the hell "to tell me sorry yes it was him"The fourth would have stood up in court and pleaded ignorance to the whole thing with THE face on that yelled i did it i did it and i shall never own up so kill me.

Jules said...

ps
I forgot i adore your blog