Friday, February 18, 2011

What the Kids Are Saying and What I'm Thinking

Call me "Kelly Does Jury Duty." Save those jokes for later.

Anyway, here are some gems from my kids this week:

"Mom, get lost so Dad will order something for dinner." I took a wrong turn coming home from the courthouse. I managed to get lost for an hour and a half. Don't go hiking with me.

"Mom, I couldn't hang out with strangers all day." It is interesting to be in a very quiet, small room with 15 strangers. It's a very rare occasion to find that many New Yorkers silent for 10 minutes. I'm thinking about sharing a knock knock joke or something. It's way too quiet for me.

"Mom, reading is not my thing." Is that my kid?

Off to tackle the laundry mountain. I think I should sculpt it into something interesting. Anyway, I PROMISE to visit you all soon. I miss you guys :)

23 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

My late husband once did jury service , he found it very interesting.
All the best.
Yvonne.

T Rex Mom said...

Bummer on getting lost. I think you might need a GPS for your vehicle;)

If you sculpt anything fun, post a photo. I hope you have a great weekend and maybe sneak in some chocolate and rest.

Mari said...

So you got chosen! So far I've never been called. Hope you are done soon!

Diane said...

Glad you're popping in to update us. Hold on there. :O)

Christy said...

Ooh...jury duty! Is it an interesting case? Can you tell us what it is about later? See you when you are released! ;)

Jenners said...

Glad you found your way home! : )

I double-dare you to tell knock knock jokes. Curious to hear about your jury duty tales!

Caroline said...

LOL...I can't even imagine the laundry you have to do!!! Glad you are back!

Valerie said...

Is the jury duty finished now? I know it can be both interesting and boring. Get some chocolate down you, the world will seem a brighter place after that.

Kim said...

I've been thinking about you all week wondering how Jillian did without you:) I love that they want you to get lost so dad can order some good takeout. Isn't that the way? It would be opposite here. If Shaune wasn't going to cook then I would secretly rather order out than come up with something.Hugs!!

G said...

I would love to have jury duty for a day (not to get picked though), because if anything, I would have a whole of uninterrupted solititude for catching up on my writing, be it for my blog or my latest book.

KLo said...

Sometimes I think I should carry around a little notebook to capture the hundreds of funny things my daughters (and my students at school) say over the course of a day ... I would probably never stop laughing ;)

Thanks for sharing!

And I get lost everywhere I go but have resisted GPS, although I evidently have it on my phone ... I find that, when you get lost and drive around searching for where you're supposed to be, some really interesting things sometimes happen ... :-)

Raj said...

Simply impressive work Kelly - right from jury duty, takeaways, laundry and of course " wrong turn coming home from the courthouse" - am often reminded of the ancient deities with six hands. Well done

The Write Girl said...

Jury duty...ugh! Well, I like your humorous spin and optimism. I wonder if a knock knock joke would break the ice. :)

Susan Fobes said...

Good luck with jury duty!

Ken Devine said...

When it's all done and dusted, you can perhaps tell us the nature of the crime at least and and how difficult it was to come to a unanimous decision.

I love "Mom, get lost so Dad will order something for dinner."

Dominic de Mattos said...

Hi Kelly

Don't bother with the laundry.

Sell it to a modern art gallery and buy new clothes.

Simples!

:Dom

Paul C said...

I really enjoy your wit and humour. Sculpting the mountain of laundry, a 'welcome' home from the kids, 'reading is not my thing' from a Reading mom who taught her kids the love of reading?!!

Gerri said...

An hour and a half, must have been terrifying!!! Glad you found your way back. ;)

Robyn Campbell said...

I think it would be loads of fun to get 'lost' with you, Kel. We would chat, eat tons of chocolate and read. I would read my stories to you, you would read your poems to me. And that boy book which I would deem a best seller. :)

Been thinking of you a lot. Miss you.

Michelle said...

I love what the kids come up with - but really, reading isn't a child of YOURS' thing? Shocking.

Good luck with that laundry - and the trial!

shabby girl said...

Sweetie, it's called directionally impaired! I have it BAD!!! I can't come out of a restroom without turning in the wrong direction!
Good luck with jury duty!!!

Whitney said...

Must share tales of jury duty! So rare when anyone I know gets picked :)

Cynthia L. H. said...

Oh, I love the getting lost comment...whatever works for getting out of cooking dinner!
;^)
Yes, a knock knock joke is a MUST!
;^)
I have to share my four-year-old grandson's latest cute comment,
"Gramma, I am going to be the next Baby American Item!" (After watching wayyyy too much American Idol with his mom.) ;^)
Well, he's my Baby American Item anyway!
;^)