Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ah, she knows me so well

So if you have been following along, you know that I have had a pretty lousy work week.

Dipping into the rum balls is one thing, but by Thursday night, I really was mentally hurtin'. Miss Roo was studying at a friend's house, and when I picked her up, we stopped at the local pharmacy for assorted needed supplies.

And wine coolers.

We all know that I'm a total lightweight. This has been documented elsewhere.

And it struck the Roo-girl as hilarious when I headed straight for the liquor department. She even helped me pick out a flavor. (Hey, pomegranate-berry ... can't be bad, right? Or ... maybe ... ah, whatever.)

Anyway, when we got home, we each went to our separate corners. She took a bowl of ice cream to her room. I took my wine cooler and climbed into bed with my laptop.

*insert appropriate time-passing music here while I drank deeply of the nectar of Bartles and Jaymes*

My cell phone rang at some point. I knew it was Roo because it was about the time she usually calls me to ask me to tuck her in.

(Yes, she has been asking me to "come say goodnight" for several weeks now. Whatever made me hate 14?? Oh, wait. Now I remember. Heh.)

My phone was actually buried in the bedcovers. I could hear it, but I couldn't find it. I stopped trying and just wandered down to her room instead. Meanwhile, I could hear my phone start to ring a second time.

"Sheesh," I snapped as I entered her room. "Stop calling. I'm here."

"Ooohhhhh," she said, looking me straight in the eye.

"ANGRY drunk!!!!"


Yep. That's me.


Jenni said...

Yeah, you strike me as that type;o) I hope your weekend makes up for your lousy week.

Indigo said...

I went through tubs of Rum balls when my daughter was around the same age...hmmm could be saying something. So I'm not the only one that thinks patience is a virtue we unlearn *winks*...(Hugs)Indigo

Sarah said...

Yay for wine coolers!! They are one of the few things I can tolerate drinking!!! I'm not a light-weight by any means...but I have a bad ulcer that flares up every time I have liquor :D

melissa said...

i have some wine coolers...why don't you hop an a plane and come drink them with me!!

the rotten correspondent said...

I thought I was the only one who talked to my kid in the next room on my cell phone.


Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

You deserve any kind of drunk you want, honey. It was a shittacular week.

Suzanne said...

I love it! She must get the snark from her father's side of the family! ;)

Debbie said...

I had never thought of hiding wine coolers in my closet with my Doritos. Woman, you are brilliance personified!
Hope you have a much better week coming up.

Huckdoll said...

You guys have the coolest flavors...and you can buy liquor in the pharmacy!

This post reminded me so much of my mom. She tucked me in till I was almost sixteen. Crazy to think about it now.

I really hope this week is better for you. I haven't been around the blogosphere for a week so I'm going to go catch up on what's happened. (((HUG!)))

A Spot of T said...

LOLOL "angry drunk" that caught me right off guard LOL Too funny!!

Jaina said...

She's too cute.

Janet said...

I like a 14 year old with a sense of humour.

I'm a lightweight, too. I'm not ashamed.

Janet said...

A friend of mine took a couple of packs of Bartles and Jaymes on a canoeing trip (sometime back in the dark ages of the 1980s). We tipped the canoe over. Our fellow travelers were highly amused to see our bottles floating down the river.

Janet said...

Haven't thought of Bartles & Jaymes since the 80s LOL!

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