Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Another ADD post for today, I suppose.

I've had an interesting week, and it got me to thinking.

Why do people ever pay full price for meat? I got this out of the reduced section at the grocery store. I paid $4.47 for a beef roast originally marked at $11.28. I cooked it that night and it was still fresh and quite good.

Why are the smallest things so cool? I had my bike parked in the driveway and hadn't put it away in the shed yet. I was in the house and went to the kitchen sink for a glass of water and saw a sparrow on my bike seat, singing to his nest a few feet away. (Click to enlarge.)

Then come the consternating whys. Why do my five-year-olds Barbies ALL wind up naked and in this position:

And why, dear lawrd WHY did my NINE-YEAR-OLD daughter decide that it would be a good idea to cut my five-year-old's hair while her father and myself were at work and they were at their grandmother's house and she was in another room?

And why was this a good idea three days before the first day of school?!?

Kindergarten pictures are going to be very interesting. It'll probably be Christmas before this even begins to look right!


cube said...

I try to pay as little as possible for meat and anything else I buy at the supermarket. They don't always comply.

Love the sparrow shot. The little things color our lives in the most delightful ways.

What a beautiful child... even with the unique haircut. Believe me, it could be worse. One year, while they slept, I drew elaborate mustaches on the faces of my younger sisters on the
first day of school... with a Sharpie!

The funniest part was how kids kept asking them why they had mustaches. The reply was invariable, "MY SISTER!"

Believe me, they bring it up often at family reunions. I will never live it down.

cube said...

BTW at least that Barbie has hair.

Steve Harkonnen said...

I barter and trade for meat, leather strips, and gold bars.

Brooke said...

Cube: Thanks! I might be partial, but I think Genna is a cutie. :) I've tried gelling it down and trying to make it look like a pony tail. Ugh. That Barbie is one of the few that do have hair! LOL! Let's just say that only I know the location of the scissors from now on!

I put a different picture up of Genna's hair. It's a little easier to make out the... um... damage. :)

cube said...

Yeah, it's more obvious in this photo, but it's better than a black Sharpie mustache ;-)

USA_Admiral said...

I really like the philosophical Why posts. A lot of the things my child does I will never figure out. I cannot comprehend her logic.

Elmers Brother said...

I won't comment for fear of getting an iron skillet across the noggin.

Brooke said...

Cube: Yeah! LOL!

USA: I know. When I ask Genna to explain why she did something, it's like she starts speaking another language.

EB: Now why would that happen? ;)

Krystal said...

I really enjoy the why posts. :)