Sunday, December 16, 2007

Adult Supervision Required

Dad: Who put the cooking oil in the fridge?

Me: That was probably me.

Dad: Don't do that.

Me: And the time someone put eggs in the pantry? I think that was me, too.

Mom: You were thinking about your novel again, weren't you?

[In case you haven't noticed, I'm a bit out of touch with reality sometimes.]


Christian said...

*chuckles* thank you so much for this post. Here I thought I was the only one who walks around in a trance thinking about Important things - like my latest piece of writing, or some deep philosophocal question, or exactly why God would actually love me - but, alas, I'm not alone. Now the next time my family gives me strange looks for doing something completely brainless I can laugh knowingly and say, "hey, it's normal."

Shakespeare's Cobbler said...

Oh, oh, I do it all the time, or used to until I trained myself to both pay attention and think all at once. It's tough, but not entirely impossible, so I manage... most of the time. The other trick is to spend plenty of time just walking around thinking so that you don't feel like you have to when you should be doing other stuff. I know not even that is guaranteed to work though.