November 10, 2007 at 9:42 pm 8 comments

The only person to blame is myself. My mother warned me. My father warned me. Did I listen? Nope. I said I’d never have children and would avoid the curse (of giving birth to children ten times worse than you) Well, I had children. I still held on to the hope my kids would be boring, non-neutrotic, angels. My hopes were dashed this morning.

SA=Smart Ass, 1=birth order, QSA=Queen Smart Ass
SA1: Mom, I really want an Ipod. I promise if you buy me one I’ll never interrupt you when you are on the computer.

QSA: (I snort in disbelief, like that would ever happen) Remind me, how old are you?

SA1: (not seeing the point of the question)I’m 8.

QSA: My 8 year old daughter will not have an Ipod before I do.

SA1: So when are you going to get an Ipod?

QSA: Never. (I then say with smart ass superiority.) So now do you know when you’ll get an Ipod?

SA1: (looks at me eyes all innocent and sweet)When I’m 9?
I did it to myself folks.


Entry filed under: day in the life.


8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Portia Da Costa  |  November 11, 2007 at 10:18 am

    Good luck with your 9K goal for next week, Mel!

  • 2. Leigh Russell  |  November 11, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Kids, huh? My bet is she’ll get the ipod…

    Congratulations on the book cover which looks great. The design on my cover wasn’t my idea, but my publisher and I did have a long meeting to discuss ideas before she came up with it. What do you think of it? Please drop by and leave a comment when you’ve got a moment.

    Good luck with the writing! It’s great to feel you have some control over something in your life…(I’ve brought up two daughters so I know what I’m talking about!)

  • 3. Mel  |  November 11, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks, Portia. I’ve already got a good headstart on it. I stayed up late last night and wrote 1300 words. I was on a roll and didn’t want to stop. Exhaustion got the better of me. We’ll see how I do for the rest of today. Again no kids. No excuses.

  • 4. Mel  |  November 11, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    Leigh, you just might be right. I told her dad and he doesn’t see why an 8 year shouldn’t get an ipod. I just rolled my eyes and told him to get insurance.

    “It’s great to feel you have some control over something in your life”
    I think that’s the true appeal to all writers.

  • 5. Edie  |  November 12, 2007 at 12:59 am

    LOL about the ipod. It’s just the beginning, Mel.

    Good luck with your 9K goal. You can do it!

  • 6. Leigh Russell  |  November 12, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Hi Mel and thank you for visiting my blog. Please come back soon! I promise I won’t ask for an ipod. Seriously, my daughters have grown up and left home so I can only reiterate the old (but true) saying, enjoy your children while they’re young. It’s a huge rollercoaster, and they are a blessing – but you know that, with a cute kid like yours. It was only when my children left home that I started to write – and I haven’t stopped since!

  • 7. Mel  |  November 12, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    Edie-Thanks for the good luck. I may not make my 9k goal because I’m so close to being done. I have four more major scenes to write. If I push I can be done today.

  • 8. Mel  |  November 12, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Leigh-You’re welcome.

    And about the children I know what you mean. They grow up so freaking fast. I enjoy my kids today, because my needs as their mother will change the older they get. For now I’m happy that they still claim I’m their mother and not orphans stranded by the side of the road. Because their will come a time when they will.

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