Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ms. Crankypants

I have been cranky lately. I'm not sure why but it has taken a little while to chase away the crankypants.  In the meantime, I've learned a few things:

1. A cranky morning is a perfect time for your tea bag to explode  while you are pouring the only bit of hot water you have on it, when you have places to go and things to do.   As a result, you are left tea-less, which makes you even more cranky.

2. You will then announce to a co-worker that you will PAY for a cup of that delicious secret stash coffee they are brewing-and they will share!

3. Naps are delicious, especially after dinner when the kitchen is cleaned up.

4. Although, naps will be thwarted by the man who MUST HAVE his cookie jar re-filled.  Annoyed, you will bake them and leave them on the counter, where they end up siting all night because you left to go to bed and nobody bothered to put them away.  You won't even care-YOU aren't eating them, right?

5.  You will have an extreme salt craving, only to discover you are exactly TWO cents short to get a bag of chips from the vending machine. Part of you wants to say that it's for the best anyway, since chips aren't that good for you.

6. However, you'll also discover that there's the ingredients for a strawberry rhubarb pie in the fridge and you'll bake one just so you can eat it.  AND you'll make sure the next day that you have enough for the vending machine. Pie and chips together in the SAME day?  Cure all  for the crankies.

7.  Kids will notice when you are cranky and ask if they can help.  They'll clap in glee when you arrive to class, they'll compliment you on your clothes, tell you jokes, and make you smile.

8. I know some pretty awesome kids.

9. After a long, hard day you'll pull some spaghetti sauce from the freezer and begin to heat it, only to realize part way through that you've put beef pasta sauce and clam pasta sauce in the same pot.  Yes, THAT clam pasta sauce-the one that you wonder what you went wrong with because after your kid ate it you kinda think that he MAY have had food poisoning.  Then you worry all night because you tasted it, and are concerned that you could end up hurling for the rest of the evening as well.

10.  You toss the sauce and make macaroni and cheese, which elicits squeals of delight and hugs, then exclamations that you make the best mac and cheese in the universe.  Of course though, you forget the leftovers at home and instead take some old, tired salad for lunch the next day.  AND you forget to bring salad dressing.

But by then, it's Friday so that alone kind of makes up for it, and there's leftover pie.  So all is well and by now, you aren't so cranky.

Hopefully next week will be better?

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