They’re Coming To Take Me Away…

Katie and I were eating ice cream cones the other day while discussing good nutrition. She said she was going to work the ice cream off in gym the next day. I said I was going to work it off in bed that night MEANING IN MY DREAMS. The kids started laughing and Todd snapped his head up and said, You mean it’s that time of year already? Yeah. Funny guy.


That same afternoon was Taylor’s first day at his new job. The grocery store didn’t pan out, but he did get a job with a lawn care service. Four of the six yards they worked that evening were in our neighborhood, one of them right next door. So while he was using the trimmer I snuck out behind our shed, humming the Mission Impossible theme, and took a picture of him. I don’t think I got a picture of him on his first day of school, but by golly I got a picture of him on his first day of work.

I was soaking in the tub when he got home and didn’t actually see him until the next morning. But he told Todd one of the guys asked him if that lady taking a picture of him from behind the shed was his mom.

Friday night we went to dinner with our friends Dave and Barb. We were talking about my exceptional stealthiness and decided it would have been hysterical if I’d gone across the lawn and said something like, “Does my big boy need some water?”


Yesterday was the Women’s quarterly brunch at church and it was, as usual, exceptional. Now I can hardly wait until June! I have to find new friends to sit with, though. Some of the ladies at my table were rather boisterous and we got in trouble. When you’re quiet and subdued like me those wild women can be a bit overwhelming.


  1. Sing4joy on April 20, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    You crazy. I bet those ladies are feeling very sorry at the bad influence they had over you.

  2. Becky on April 21, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Yes, you demure, quiet little church mouse, you…lol!I think it’s awesome that you got caught stalking your own son, lol.

  3. Lynilu on April 21, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I’ll bet Taylor enjoyed this job more than he would have the inside job. At his age, what is better than a job that gives muscles and a tan all in one fell swoop?!?! How funny that you were skulking around! LOL! I’m the kind that would have strode right out in full view, waved, grinned, and snapped! OK, I”m thinking that your first story is very telling about you in a Freudian way, and that probably indicates why you got in trouble in the last story … you’re just an incorrigible bad girl, aren’t you? Truth, now!! 😀

  4. Lynilu on April 21, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Uhmmm, that first line should have said, “…enjoys this job…”I guess my fingers weren’t doing their job because I was already giggling about the thoughts I had for the second paragraph. That’s what I get!

  5. The Daily "B" on April 21, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    “working out” – Hahaha!Son Stalker – Doubled over!Sweet, quite, demure Jen? Really? HA!LOL – You crack me up.

  6. Barrie on April 21, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    How fun that you got a photo of your son on his first day at work!!

  7. Swishy on April 21, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    IN YOUR DREAMS! ha ha ha.

  8. Travis Erwin on April 21, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    You could have posted the picture on here to further his humiliation.

  9. beans on April 21, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Liar liar pants on fire. *I* was the quiet one that was corrupted by your subdudedness . . .Sheeesh . . the nerve of some people!It sure was fun though . . .!! I would get in trouble with you anytime-

  10. radioactive girl on April 21, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    You should have posted the picture! How funny! I can’t wait until I can sneak around embarrassing my kids!

  11. Sherry/Cherie on April 21, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Girl you walked right into that one “work mine off in bed” … saying that children their ages?!? ROFL!!! Even I would have assumed what they assumed…in your dreams, yeah right!! lol!!

  12. PJ on April 21, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Maybe you’d better not apply for a job with the CIA right about now — or any other agency that does stealthy slinking as a required skill!! LOL (But you’re great at the word puzzles!)

  13. ringladytina on April 21, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Jen,OK…I usually just lurk in here, read, laugh my head off and then tease you about it in person but I feel I must defend myself as it was YOU, Jen, who started the trouble at the brunch! YOU!hmpf!

  14. Dorky Dad on April 21, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Great. Now I’ve got the Mission Impossible Theme in my head. I’ll have it in my head all night. (Grumble …)

  15. Mama P on April 22, 2008 at 12:36 am

    If you really want to embarrass him, you need to wear a tee shirt that reads “I have tatooed nipples and I’m HIS mommy!” That would be great.

  16. Jenster on April 22, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Tina and Beans – I’m sure I have no idea what you’re talking about!Never fear, people. I will be posting the infamous picture…

  17. Shauna on April 25, 2008 at 2:31 am

    BWAHAHAHAHAAAAA *gasp****LOL! That reminds me of the story of my mother-in-law hiding behind garbage cans and fences while she followed her son to school. He wanted to walk by himself. (My hubby)***LOL! Riiiight. I know exactly what you mean. Us softspoken, gentle souls are easily overwhelmed.

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