Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Where 'It' Could Mean Anything, Really.

Today I took Katie and her friend Molly to the Pump It Up. In case you are wondering, the Pump It Up is a place where children go to contract exotic viruses run and play on lawsuits waiting to happen bouncy inflatable slides and such.

At the beginning of the school year, I envisioned that Katie and I would do all sorts of mother-daughter bonding experiences since she was my "last" baby and this would most likely be my "last" year of being unemployed unpaid unappreciated a domestic engineer. I planned for us to go to storytimes, on playdates at the park, and of course, to Pump It Up for their preschool playtime.

Well, now it's almost March, and we have done exactly none of those things; we've just spent our days eating bon-bons and watching soaps doing laundry and running errands, just like the previous eight years I've been a stay-at-home mom.

So today, even though I was swamped with the same damn housework I just did last week challenges to overcome, I decided to Carpe the Diem and pony up twelve bucks for the girls to run themselves ragged for a few hours. And a wonderful time was had by all.


There was a lady at Pump It Up today wearing opaque black footless tights. And a t-shirt that came to her waist. And no other articles of clothing. And let's just say there was a lot of junk in that trunk not much left to the imagination. She was there playing with her two year old son. She was in her early 40's. Other than the tights, she seemed like a very normal and even friendly person.

Please, if you will, offer an explanation. I must have one.


  1. Maybe she thought the tights were leggings and her once tunic-like shirt shrank in the wash. Perhaps she didn't get enough sleep the night before and was stumbling around getting dressed. Did her socks match?

    Bet she looked Klassy.

  2. She is having a midlife crisis and is trying to dress like the teenagers. Only problem is she forgot the very short skirt. Maybe she realized the very short skirt really doesn't cover much of anything though...

  3. Hahaha! You crack me up. I love all the crossed out lines. hehehe

    As for the tights. I've gotta believe all of her normal clothes were in the 13 piles of laundry she has yet to do. Right? Right? Hmmm...

  4. She got dressed in the dark. In the basement with no windows and no lights. In her sleep. She sleptwalk to Pump it Up.

  5. I haven't a clue. Not. A. Clue.


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