Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Feel free to laugh, because I sure am...

All day today I made sure that no one turned on the sink in the kitchen. I barely let anyone in the kitchen, just sure that all it would take for the old pipes to burst and completely flood the laundry room below was one crazy child thundering across the floor or slamming the cupboard door too hard. I kept furtively peeking at my sink, still overflowing with dishes, and wondering what I could fix food-wise that wouldn't use water or dishes. Then this afternoon my father-in-law came over to see if he could tell where the leak was and just how big of a headache the repair would be. The retractable nozzle on my faucet was loose. It took him about 45 seconds to find the problem and screw the faucet back on tight. So in other words, this was the plumbing equivalent of calling a computer support tech because you haven't got your computer plugged in.

When I wasn't busy laughing at myself, I also got a couple of good giggles from talking to Jake on the way home from school.

Jake: Hey Mom, you know how the average human head weighs eight pounds?

Me: Mmm-hmm.

Jake: Yeah. I'm pretty sure mine weighs nine.


Amanda said...

It's a good thing Jake isn't getting a big head about being in the smart kid class :) You'll have to spy and see if you can catch him trying to weigh it.

Sandra & Brent said...

My life has been beyond crazy, Chrissy, so I haven't been taking time to comment but I HAVE kept up with your blog. Love it, love it, love it. Love you, Sandra

Megs said...

I'm glad that your plumbing issue was giggle worthy and nothing major.

I'm not sure I even knew the average weight of a head. :)