He told me he needed a rotater dowel screw thing for the bunk bed.
He asked me to go to the furniture store, Lowes, and Home Depot in search of it.
I drove and I drove and I drove.
“Do you have this thing?” I’d ask.
“No. They’d say.” But still I trudged on.
I called HIM on the phone and told him that the furniture store salesman gave me 3 screws that were just a smidge longer. “No! that won’t work at all. ” he says while I curse him under my breath. But I take the screws from salesman anyway.
A day later I show them to him…..I say……”this is what the salesman gave me.”
He looks at them….and replies…”they’re perfect!”
“Are you serious? You’ve got to be kidding me!”
“No, that’s exactly what I said I needed. A dowel. For the screw.”
“Noooooo. You said you needed a Rotater Dowel Screw Thing.”
“No I didn’t. You don’t listen.”
“Yes I do. You don’t speak right.”
It’s only the second week of school, where my days are now my own, and I’ve been spending them looking for something I didn’t need because I already have it.
I fear this may be a metaphor for life.
Like yesterday my kids came home starving. I searched for a snack to satisfy them, but nothing would.
Today, I grabbed a few things I had lying around since last week….and what do you know…..it was the best snack they ever ate.
I’m good even when I don’t know it.
2 frozen bananas
2 cups Strawberries, tops removed
4 tb powdered milk
4 tb maple syrup
3 cups ice
1 cup water
1. Throw in a blender. Blend.
2. Pour in cup.
3. Slurp it up.