Conversation with husband last night (who was using his laptop the whole time):
Me: I decided I’m finally going to read Mayflower. I’ve had it for years now and have never read it.
DH: Uh huh.
Me: Why go to the library for new books when I have books here that I’ve never read?
Me: It actually looks very interesting. I don’t read nonfiction often enough. And with Thanksgiving coming up, it’s a very timely read, don’t you think?
Conversation with my son at the library, while returning Well of Lost Plots & In The Hand Of The Goddess:
Me: I’m just going to return these books, I won’t get new ones, because I’m reading Mayflower. If we hurry, we can still catch Elmo’s World when we get home.
MM: L, M, N, O, PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
Me: But I did just drive all the way over here, I aught to at least look at what’s new…
Me: I wonder if they have any of the books I’ve been thinking of reading… I could at least check.
Me: Hey look, they have the next Jasper Fforde book!
Me: I’ll just check the young adult section real quick, okay?
Me: They have the next Alanna book, too…
MM: blah blah blah
Me: OH!!! They have Rumors, too! They never have Rumors, I’ll just grab these two to check out…
Me: I probably shouldn’t get the next Fforde book, because his books take so long to read…
MM: Now I know my ABCs….
Me: But these two should be quick reads… And Rumors is NEVER in stock. I should probably jump on that.
MM: babble babble pop babble
Me: And I can always read Maylower during your naps and the other two at night…
Me: While writing a novel…
Me: And potty training you.
MM: I go potty?
Me: Oh well, life isn’t fun if you aren’t piling on more than humanly possible, right?
When we got home, Elmo was just ending, but I got these, so I don’t care:
And I think MM will forgive me…
2 responses to “Has Anybody Seen My Willpower?”
@ Jean : You can so tell they are related, because they react to me in exactly the same way. 😛
Yep, that sounds like my brain turning as well and the kind of responses I get back. 🙂