Monday, August 6, 2007

Does cheating at the WME make me a worse mama?

My brother was obviously upset by Joy edging me out there on the home stretch of July. He provided me with something he felt sure would rack up some points:

From: Kevin Provost>
Sent: Fri 8/3/2007 4:39 PM>
To: Provost, Lisa>
Subject: WME submission

>I was mowing and I kept hearing a funny noise. It seemed like it was
>coming from near the right, front wheel of our old Lawnboy, but I
>couldn't really tell because we have one of those mowers that shuts off
>if you release the handle. So I asked Kate to stand in front and look
>underneath as I wheelied the thing up on its rear axis. She told me
>several times that she couldn't see because the spinning blade was
>kicking gravel up into her eyes. Then I remembered I'd forgotten to
>feed her that day! So I gave her a Red Bull made her promise to keep
>her mouth shut. Anyway, it was a sheared flywheel key.

And I said:

>From: "Provost, Lisa"
>To: "Kevin Provost"
>Subject: RE: WME submission
>Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 11:12:13 -0400
>
>It's getting pretty competitive up in that piece. I don't think
>they'll be impressed unless I can include Sarah in there, too...

So then he responds:

Sarah? Sarah ... Oh my god, I must have left Sarah at the bus station.

At first I thought "oh yeah, that's completely believable, August will me MINE!" but then I realized Joy lives right here in Atlanta...and she might come by my house and then she'd know. she'd know my neighbors pain...we never mow the lawn.

5 comments:

Epiphany Alone said...

Karen's broken leg and use of narcotics is likely to give her a distinct advantage for the month of August...

Kicking N. Screaming said...

Good point. Right. The gloves are off, time to break out the old crack pipe.

karen said...

It has not escaped my notice that the crutches extend my reach by a good 42". The kids have not yet realized my slowed mobility as something they can use to advantage, though, so I haven't had a chance to spread my new wings. And you never know - the broken leg could work to the disadvantage of my WMPs...at least until the pain pills run out!

sister k said...

hmm....bell + kids + broken lower extremity on mama = WMPs for sure!

The Plaid Sheep said...

That's what I like to see, some competitive spirit. That's what made this country what it is today.