SMH*

I am a list maker.

I live and die by my lists.  I make them every morning, and use them like a religious zealot.  And while there are not many things about which I am obsessive or anal retentive, when it comes to my lists, I am both.  I need clean paper and good pens.  In a pinch, I'll go for a very sharp Ticonderoga pencil, but I'm bound to feel just a little resentment that I can't find one of my fine point pilots.  

I don't need much. Clean paper.  Good pens.

So when I sat down this morning to make my list, and found my nice new pad of yellow legal paper had been hijacked by a 5 year old, I was displeased.  Here is what I discovered:











And it went on and on and on.  Every.  Single.  Page.  Of a brand new yellow legal pad.  

Stupid creativity.  This is what happens when I don't let her watch TV.  I won't make THAT mistake twice.

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*True confession: it was not that long ago that I had to turn to my teenager to find out what SMH means.  Here, for the also clueless among us, is the translation: Shaking My Head.

Comments

Kate Hall said…
thank you for the smh description, was feeling doltish. and please, get that kid back on tv... good pens and clean paper are sacrosanct. :)
nicole said…
i love you. so funny. try hiding your paper under your pillow!
Kerri said…
at least they were all smiling at you....
Thanks for explaining SMH! And, apparently, I draw at a 5-year-old level.
Sandy said…
All of her drawings were smiling. That can't be a bad thing.
Homemaker Man said…
Add to list: Berate 5 year old.

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