After mothering for almost a score of years, I’ve decided there are a number of things that no matter which of your kids (daughters or sons) say, it normally means disaster. At least a little one . . .
1) I don’t know what happened to the dog/cat/bird/hamster/guinea pig – honest.
2) But I only added a little soap. I don’t know where all those bubbles came from.
3) Sure I closed the fridge door. Oh, you meant all the way!
4) Little Johnny said there isn’t any stork. So where do babies really come from?
5) Did I get the keys? You mean, like before I closed the car door?
6) Little Johnny’s mom said he could spend the night – forever.
7) There’s something wrong with the car.
8) The puppy loved my bowl of chili.
9) Mom, something in the microwave just exploded.
10) Hey, look, mom, I can flick the lighter. See On. Off. On. Off. Nope, I don’t smell anything burning.
11) But Little Johnny swallowed one, too.
12) The teacher needs to see you. Again.
And my personal favorite . . . 13) Mom, we have a problem.