Monday, September 20, 2010

If I only had a brain ... or her sense of humor

It's no secret that I've had a few problems with my back and sciatica since the middle of July.

It's certainly no secret among the members of my family, who are treated to a concert of whimpering and complaining and the pleasant visual of watching me hobble around, clearly favoring my left leg.

They alternatingly find me amusing and annoying because -- good golly Miss Molly! -- this has been going on for a looooooooong time already.

And so it was that I attempted to rise from a horizontal position to answer the beck and call of a certain Miss Roo, who needed to be driven somewhere.

Oh, wait, she needed to drive HERSELF somewhere, which, of course, required me in the passenger seat. But I digress.

"Come ON, Mom!" she urged.

"Wait a sec," I said crabbily. "I have to unhinge my joints or something."

She looked at me with a twinkle in her eye and, through clenched teeth, she intoned in her best Tin Man voice:

"Oil can! Oil can!"

She really is hilarious.


Crossposted at Mid-Century Modern Moms

8 comments:

Tara R. said...

She's funny!

The Captain's Daughter said...

I am SOOO sorry about how you're feeling. Pain, pain GO AWAY!!

But your girl is a kick!

Get well SOON (that's an order!)

Suzanne said...

Nothing gets past that young lady, does it?

Feel better.

songbird's crazy world said...

LOL. and sorry about the back problems.

Roger said...

Do you think that she might be enjoying this a bit much? Because of your pain in the butt, she feels the need to be one as well. :-)

Teenagers!

Hope you are feeling better soon, and maybe you should think about grounding her from driving. Then you would have a whiny teen on your hands, better yet, let her have her fun. Just remind her about genetics.

Okay, I'll stop now.

Jaina said...

Haha, that actually is kind of funny.

I hope you feel better soon! Sciatic nerve pain is, well, a pain.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

Gotta love the teenage brain.

Heh heh heh.

Hope you get some relief soon my lovely.

Daisy said...

Snicker. Snort. Oh, sorry. I know it hurts. But geez, these teens!!

 
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