November 11, 2009

Mickey D's

I never thought I'd get over my love affair with rain.

It was such a novelty to me,

That I would crack open all the windows,

Close the blinds,

Make some popcorn,

And snuggle under the blankets watching old movies.

But last night,

When it started raining,

And continued raining through, um, well,


I think I decided to get over it.

The windows are shut.

No movies were watched.

After the twelfth round of fights,

I put those shortlings to work.

I said, "If you finish your chores, we'll go play at McDonald's."

So off they went,

Wiping down doorknobs,

And scrubbing the bathrooms,

And when we were done,

We headed out into the rain,

And drove to the "M" place.

When we got inside,

There were approximately 10,000 other children there.

Because on rainy days such as these,

No one wants to be stuck inside their own house,

Listening to their own children,

Kick and scream and punch and pitch fits.

So the DadGuy and I,

Sat down at a little corner table,

And unleashed the shortlings.

When they were gone,

Another mother looked over at us and said,

"Couldn't take it anymore either?"

Then we laughed.


Where desperate parents go.


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