Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Why?

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!

9 comments:

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. :)