Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Dog Isn't the Only Spoiled One in the House...

Nor is the boy. Seems like every person, er... creature, in my house is spoiled in one way or another. I'm the baby of the family, so of course I've been spoiled A LOT. Add to that being the baby and being the only surviving girl, plus the only one to provide progeny...well, you get my drift.

So why was it any surprise to get a phone call last night from my son, who is staying at his Papaw's house for the week? "Mommy! Guess what!" Jamie practically shreiked into the phone. "Papaw has a motorcycle and he let ME ride it!"

Excuse me? Did I just hear that a 72 year-old man was joyriding with an 8 year-old boy? Surely I must have misheard.

Well, I didn't. But the good news is that it was NOT really a motorcycle. It seems my dear and darlin' father shelled out for one of those Jesse James/West Coast Chopper edition bicycles all tricked out in chrome. I was informed that "it's Papaw's, but he said I could ride it whenever I want to!" I don't blame Dad for that one, as I live in what could be considered only slightly above the projects - not in how the place looks, but in the attitudes of all the wanna-be-thugs who live here. The "motorcycle" will be much safer in Papaw's garage.

As for the dog, well, he's currently sitting at my feet begging for a bite of my cereal bar. See, originally I posted this last night, and it got kind of whiny. So, this morning (May 31) I got up and deleted a big chunk of my post. I think all of you will be glad I did it, for had you read it, you would have realized that it was pretty redolent of some of my previous posts. Well, if I'm going to change my attitude, I might as well start with my blog.

Have a great day everyone. And remember, being a LITTLE spoiled isn't always a bad thing!

5 comments:

annalu alulu said...

i think joel is spoiled, too. i think your mama just loved you guys a LOT. so, he and his woman have no plans to make babies? i never thought about it before.

Suze said...

what's joel doing these days anyway?

Jenn Hacker said...

Joel and Leah have been together since forever (it seems) and have one child - a four-legged, 60 some-odd pound "son" who is adopted. As of right now, I know of no plans for any biological children. They are both currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Joel does computer work and Leah is one of New York's finest (NYPD, for those who didn't know). I will tell him you both send your greetings.

Tooz said...

I think it is so sad that Joel's son has four legs. Have they considered having two of them removed? It's going to make it really hard for the son when he starts school--however will he sit in one of those desks that has the top attached? Looks like his extra two legs would get in the way.

Jenn Hacker said...

LOL. The only "school" Gjeiri (pronounced "Gear-y") will be going to is obedience school, but he's getting a little too old for that. I think Joel found Gjeiri around the same time as he and Leah started dating!