Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Long Gone

I left my children on Friday with my in-laws while my husband drove me up to Montpelier, VT for a 10-day writer's residency. What's so bad about that you say? Nothing, except people keep asking me how my family is doing without me and if I miss my boys. Umm, I don't know how my family is doing since I haven't talked to them since I left.

I know you'll say that's not worth a WMP, as it's only WM by default. But while we're on the topic of childproofing (this is for you, Joy), allow me to relate a story from last summer.

I'm upstairs in my office, seeking solitude, or at least 15 minutes on the computer when I hear my oldest son saying, "Will, should you be putting anything in the outlet? Will, should you be putting anything in there?" I ignore it. Just a few minutes on the computer...

Then I realize what is going on. I run downstairs to find my 2 year old pounding a meat thermometer in the solitary outlet that I had not covered.

Points for me?

3 comments:

Epiphany Alone said...

I'll give you 2 WMPs for that, but you lose one for feeling guilty. You earn 1 WMP for this incident...

karen said...

A meat thermometer only has one probe; he'd have needed two for actual electrocution. I'm with Epiphany - 1 WMP.

Joy, of course said...

YOU HAVEN'T EVEN CALLED HOME?? Heh. I actually say good for you! Really. I do think that might deserve one WMP though.