When I was visiting my parents, I took the kids to Wal-Mart Supercenter to pick up a few groceries. Chickie was walking instead of riding in the cart, and she was in prime question-asking mode. She saw some pipes (plumbing, I guess) in the corner of the dairy section. "Wha's that, Mommy?" she asked. "What's that?"
"I don't know, honey, they're some sort of pipe," I said. "Come on, let's keep looking."
A male shopper overheard our conversation and decided to answer her question.
"That's where the boogie man hides!" he said with a smile. When Chickie appeared not to hear him and I (pointedly) did not respond, he repeated his statement. "That's where the boogie man hides!"
He looked at me, laughing. I didn't join in the laughter; I simply moved on as quickly as possible, glad Chickie doesn't have boogiemanophobia.
I could really turn this into a massive vent post, but I don't even think I need to. I think it all goes without saying. (But if you want to say it for me in the comments, by all means, please do!)
Are you going to watch Survivor tonight? Remember, my in-laws' good friend Ben will be on it. You can see Ben's bio here. The newspaper in their town did an article on him--it's pretty glowing for an "objective" article, but I still really enjoyed it. And The Engineer and I had dinner with him and The Engineer's parents a few years back, which pretty much means we can claim him as a very close friend if he wins a bunch of money, right?
It premieres on CBS at 8:00 Eastern/ 7:00 Central, tonight.
Freecycle Resolution update:
29. Swiffer & refills
30. 3 novels
I did it! I offered my last two items yesterday! That means I used Freecycle to give away 30 items in 30 weekdays, if you don't count days I was out of town. I do still have to take some stuff to Goodwill that wasn't claimed. I still have way too much stuff so I'll keep Freecycling.