It’s That Time Again, Welcome To “Conversations I Didn’t Think I Would Be Having This Week!”

I don’t know about you, but I’m just not really sure if I even know what “normal” is anymore. I think it used to be some kind of goal that I was striving for, but at some point I gave up and settled comfortably into this:


I was getting ready for work and out of the corner of my eye, I caught site of The Girl Child staring at me.

Me: “What?”

Her: “Are you sad that you only have like 30 more years of living left?”

Me: Stares at her in what must have been a shocked and somewhat annoyed looking expression.

Her: “What? I didn’t say I was happy about it either.”


The route that we take to get to daycare has us go over a bridge and through an intersection. At the intersection the north/south street has a stop sign on either side, and the east/west street (the bridge) does not. So if you are coming off or going onto the bridge you don’t have to stop, but if you are driving on the cross street you do.

Until now.

On the way to daycare we noticed a big flashing sign alerting us to the fact that next week the intersection was going to become a four way stop. Now I’m not one to rant and rave about other drivers while I’m in the car, but what I will admit to doing is constantly commenting on the traffic patterns and why the city is doing everything wrong.

I mean really, the city should have consulted me about half of their road designs because their ideas suck and mine are much better.

But anyway, today I didn’t even get a chance to throw in my two cents because from the back seat I heard The Girl Child say “well that is just absolutely ridiculous. So now what, traffic is going to back up all the way over the bridge? That seems really unsafe to be stuck on a steep bridge when there will be ice on it, especially with the train tracks right at the end of it. Who came up with this genius plan?”

Sarcastic perfection based on a very valid point!

I have done my job well.


Once again, the Chiropractor that I work with makes it into the blog with this fun little conversation that innocently started with the two of us talking about some work my car needed done, but then morphed into this….

I’m the orange blurbs

Grammar. I knows it.


The Boy Child got an invitation to a birthday party, but his name was misspelled with a random letter “E” at the end of it. Bringing it over to me and excitedly pointing to his misspelled name, he said “Momma, that’s almost my name!”

Me: That was supposed to be your name buddy, it just got spelled wrong. But you are right, it’s very close to being your name!

Him: He looks at me suspiciously, then looks at the card, and then looks back at me before saying “That is not my name. That says Walmart.”

Well OK then.

Last I checked, your name only shared one common letter with Walmart’s name, BUT WHAT DO I KNOW.


They didn’t have a valet…


I really don’t know why anyone goes out with me. Would you take me on a first date after you had this little get-to-know-you conversation with me?

I’m the peach blurb


Nothing like a little text conversation with Frisbee Boy’s Mom (aka my surrogate mother). 

I’m the peach blurb

And well, yep, that about sums it up.

OK, well I’m off to court AGAIN. Wish me luck! I’m actually not worried. I don’t think it will be that bad and sometimes I even get to snuggle with strangers.

Oh wait. 

Yea I wasn’t a fan of that.

I’m going to do my best to avoid that.

Have a great day and I’ll report back soon.

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  • wandralong
    May 18, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    You are so funny!! Those soups are staples in a Jamaican house! The cock soup (Iam turning red by just typing that)has a stronger flavour than the regular soup. It's very good!!

    • NotMyShametoBear
      May 26, 2016 at 8:46 am

      HAHAHA! Oh gosh, I don’t know if I could keep a straight face eating that. I’d have all kinds of 6th grade jokes coming out of my mouth!

  • Elga
    May 18, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I used to tell older people that they're probably gonna die sooner than me when I was a kid. I thought it's just basic math! 😀 Kids can be so weird, but at least they have an excuse! Anyways, this was fun and good luck at court. 🙂

    • NotMyShametoBear
      May 26, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Haha! Yea, we probably all did that, so we probably deserve what we get now!!

  • Gila
    May 18, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Haha! Love these! Good luck in court! You seem surprisingly not anxious about it 🙂

    • NotMyShametoBear
      May 26, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Thank you love!

  • peter
    May 18, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    It's really amazing how smart and funny both your kids are. Clearly you're agreat mom. We can always use more people who can properly use sarcasm.

    • NotMyShametoBear
      May 26, 2014 at 8:44 am

      Ha, or maybe I’m a terrible mom and humor and sarcasm are just their means of survival!

  • Facebook
    May 18, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    This is hilarious!!!

  • Frisbee Boys Mom
    May 19, 2016 at 11:14 am

    LOVE the Girl Child's comment about the traffic pattern!!! Classic!So, making plans with me for dinner in Brooklyn any time soon ?? :-DXOXOX

    • NotMyShametoBear
      May 26, 2016 at 8:44 am

      I think I’ll leave the Brooklyn dining up to you my dear!

  • afairytale84
    May 19, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    “Who came up with this genius plan?”Haha! Love it. The Girl Child is hilarious.I just had a conversation with a kid on Monday who, after finding out I'm “super old” because I'm in my 30s, said to me, “Wow. You're going to die soon. Are you scared?Good luck in court. Can't believe they're still doing this. Courts are ridiculous.

    • NotMyShametoBear
      May 26, 2016 at 8:43 am

      Haha, oh man, I hate being “SO OLD.”


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