Thursday, January 24, 2008

When it Snows, it Blizzards

Let’s say you’ve been having a bad week. Let’s imagine you freelance for a living and need a few hours everyday sans children to write. Let’s imagine the public school system and a good babysitter provide you with just that. Now let’s imagine that on Tuesday the wind chill factor is such that school gets cancelled. Now let’s imagine that because your youngest child throws up on the way to the sitter’s on Wednesday you don’t get much work done (now two days running). Let’s imagine it’s now Thursday and you are sick along with your little boy.

What do you imagine happens next?

a. Your other two children throw up at school and must come home.
b. The extreme cold causes a pipe in your home to burst.
c. Your ex starts dating a model.
d. You win a million dollars through Ed McMann’s Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes.

So what do you think really happened? While I’m not giving prizes to people who guess correctly, reading your responses just might cheer me up.

20 comments:

karla said...

My vote is on D. :)

Janice said...

Well I know the answer already but I am going to say D just for kicks and giggles. I hope tomorrow is a better day, your luck seems to be a bit like mine.

Candygirlflies said...

It depends: will you share your winnings???

Just kidding.

Sorry your week has been so crapola... Wish I was there to help nurse the sickies!!

xoxo CGF

Carrie Wilson Link said...

The pipe. Definitely the pipe. Now all the clean clothes are dirty again.

Do I win?

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Ugh - I can't imagine the stress. I mean, I know the stress of the sick kids and sick me; but having to worry about my career at the same time?

Good thing I don't have one...

RachelT said...

I am going with Puke-ville. Hope you all get feeling better!

Erin said...

I would guess a and b because wouldn't that just be the perfect topper to such a craptastic week! Sorry you're sick. It's much easier to handle someone else's puke when you aren't so close to puking yourself. Hope everyone feels better soon and if it wasn't A, that the other 2 don't get it. Really, fingers and toes crossed for ya.

Eileen said...

Can I guess A and B. That would be my guess. If not 2, then B. Nothing like a frozen pipe breaking to put a cherry on top of an already wonderful week.

C would suck.

I pray for you it is D. Oh, how I wish it was D. If it was D, I would do cartwheels or something, and that would be a frightening thing to see, much less visualize.

Hope things get better.
XOXOX

Gustogirl said...

I just hope it's not all of the above! D would be fabulous, C would be depressing, A would be tiring and B would be expensive. Don't keep us in suspense! I hope it is really just the kids throwing up because aside from the PCH win, that would probably be the least of the 3. Of course being sick yourself makes it next to impossible to clean up even your's kid's "stuff". Hope things improve quickly!

JaniceNW said...

Maybe your ex's pipes will burst!! Now that could be amusing.

Anonymous said...

I hope your little one feels better soon. And everyone else who might be sick too.

M

Tari said...

I'm guessing he's dating a model and he won PCH. That would really top things off. Only now he has to pay the taxes and your child support increases, Oh and that model she's a real ditz and he's so lonely for some real conversation. See there is a bright side.

Karen said...

Everything but the god damn D.

Ophelia said...

Does god damn have the same meaning coming from a Zen Buddist priest? I vote for D!!!

shauna said...

Ophelia, I thought that same thing. Karen, I love how your comments take me by surprise sometimes.

And if I respond to anyone here I'm sure to give it away...

janicenw, you make me laugh. And Tari, there's always a silver lining, right?

And to all of you--if the answer is "D," I'll split my winnings with all of you. Promise. :)

Mrs. Smith said...

I hope it's D!
I pray that it is not C.
I would guess both A and B, because that is how my life goes.

linds said...

I'm going with B. Hope it was an easy fix.

If for some reason it happens to be C, you need to road trip it to Vegas to find yourself some arm candy.

Spammon said...

Well if it's E: All of the above, then

A: is walk in the park.

B: doesn't matter because you can just buy a new house to go with the new pipes and

C: will be crawling back, in which the gaurds at the gate of your estate will tell him to get lost.

Becky said...

From one Idahoan to another....I am SICK of this cold.

Make it go away.

Monica said...

I'm a freelancer too, and if your luck is anything like mine, it would be A, B, and C, but definitely not D.

Hope you had better luck than that!