Friday, January 21, 2011


So much for the great day yesterday.

We had a plumber coming to the house to fix a leak (that wasn't the bad part), so J stayed home from work (also not the bad part). Now to understand this next section I have to explain the layout of the house. There are 4 levels to this house, basement level is J and my office/family room space. It has 2 desks, a television, fridge, bathroom, etc.. all the comforts of home. Then there is the living room/kitchen level. Third level is 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and 4th level is just one bedroom - which is the area that J's son occupies.

So yesterday he decided that instead of watching television in his room, he needed to watch tv on our office/family room. Okay fine, just don't watch anime (which I hate) or horror movies (which J hates). At one point I got up and walked outside (I was getting claustrophobic, lol). I walked out and looked into our two outbuildings, which are quickly filling up with empty boxes, so I walked inside and asked J's son to please go out and gather all the boxes up into one area and flatten them and stack them up. No big deal since most of them were already done, it was just continuing with the same pile of flat boxes - right?

Okay - here is the part that annoyed the everloving shit out of me:

He rolled his eyes at me.

Yes. He did it. He rolled his eyes at me.

I said nothing at first, but when he got up and went out to do the boxes, I said something to J about his son rolling his eyes at me. J saw it too.

I was livid. For some reason when someone rolls their eyes at me I go absolutely apeshit. Not sure why really. Its a sign of contempt to me, I suppose. And when someone who is living off of our hospitality with absolutely no contribution shows that kind of contempt in my general direction - oh my - it was not pretty.

Actually, I was fairly restrained with the kid, but poor J.. he had to listen to it all, and to his credit he did show sufficient sympathy to my plight... but he also knew to keep it low key because I would eventually calm down.

He was right. I calmed down. But our kitchen was spotless. lol

To make a short story even longer - J's son has gotten a dose of punishment. His dad told him he has until Saturday to get all the dog poo out of the backyard with the pooper scooper.

On another note, this vehicle was spotted at the local Best Buy. I was compelled to get a picture.

The Cartoon Car


Jess said...

Well I was angry about the eye rolling until you posted that car picture!


Deb said...

You need some of those things on your Kia. :-)

Odat said...

Rolling my all this!!! Tsk. Tsk.


Seriously, I don't know why you've been so patient! I'd have killed him!


Deb said...

I have to be patient with his kids because someday it could be mine up here driving him nuts. lol