"Why did we have kids again?" I asked in jest.
"I don't know," he answered.
"I mean, we would be having much more fun without them," I joked.
Just as I finished saying it, we heard footsteps tumbling down the stairs and into the room popped Solomon, completely and utterly naked.
"Mom! Mom," he energetically exclaimed, half out of breath.
"Uh, Solly, why are you naked?" I asked, stifling my laughter.
He ignored me and continued. "Mom, you know those things that hold clothes?"
"You mean, drawers?"
"Yeah, drawers. Well, I accidentally pulled off one of the handles. But, in a way, it's like fixing it because now it is easier to get to my clothes," he explained. I could hear Emeril in my head going BAM!
|And by "pulled off one of the handles" he meant "completely demolished the entire drawer."|
And that is when I realized that my life is not like a series of short adventures into Wonderland as I had once imagined but more like an extended stay at the Mad Hatter's tea party. And what's more, today, as I sat down to write an email to our neighbor and ended up shopping on Thirve Market, while editing my iPhone's playlist because WHY IS THIS HORRIBLE MUSIC ON MY PHONE?! before unloading half the dishes, writing a partial grocery list, gathering together a dozen eggs to sell, peeking through the mail, and oh what's this? My kid's homework pile and school news......probably need to glance through that....while planning out my garden, checking the calendar, thinking about how to hang the kids' art for their "Home Art Show" that our in-house docent, Solomon, is hosting, (and not finishing a single one of those things!), I realized, not only did we check into this party without an ending date in sight, but yours truly IS THE MAD HATTER!
A Mad Hatter with a team of demolition minions to supervise......who in their right mind thought that this was a good idea?!