Note to self #167

>> Friday, 19 November 2010

1. Whilst out shopping in your local mall do not wander into the newly opened Lego store to check out a particular object of desire for your son. (You don't have your children with you, for chrissake. Why on earth would you go into a toy shop?)

2. If, however, you do find yourself in this situation, do not pick up a copy of the latest catalogue.

3. Especially, do not leave said catalogue sitting on the front seat of your car.

4. Where it can be found by your children when you pick them up from school...

5. Or you will find that it will be studied, pored over and salivated on by both sons (even the older one who you didn't think was really into all that stuff), enabling them to extend their Christmas lists and even provide an object of desire to replace this in your younger son's affections. (Airplanes are yesterday's toy, apparently. The cool kids now want red trains).

6. But most importantly, should all of the above happen, ensure that said devilish book / innocuous catalogue is stored somewhere in plain sight so that when Boy #2 wakes up at some ungodly hour, weeping and wailing when it is not immediately to hand (sorry dear neighbour for what must have been a very rude awakening this morning), you are spared a 15 minute search for it in the pre-school run madness.

7. And which may result in mother-driven-to-the-limit outbursts that almost - but not quite - require the replacement of yet another bathroom step...


Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? 19 November 2010 at 11:17  

I feel their pain, I too pore over the Lego catalogue. It is the only thing that keep sme going ...

heather 19 November 2010 at 13:36  

Do not take grown men into the store because they immediately revert to 12 year old boys who want $200 toys.

Nora 19 November 2010 at 21:28  

I would love to see that catalog and probably want a lot of those things myself.

Tattie Weasle 23 November 2010 at 14:57  

OW sounds quite painful (re the bathroom step) and all because you were being thoughtful!!! Still made me laugh though!!!

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