Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Efficiency

Yesterday was another no school day.  I love those!

Braeden had several friends over to work on a school project--they created a radio broadcast from the 1930s.

Emma had a friend over to practice a song they want to perform at solo/ensemble.

(These two things didn't exactly go together from a noise standpoint but they worked it out.)

Since I was going to have extra hungry teenagers for lunch, I decided I should swing by the store for provisions.  I always dislike going to the grocery store when I've already done my shopping but I needed to pick up Emma's friend anyway so it worked out.

I was looking toward dinner and realized I was missing not one but two key ingredients for what I'd planned.  Am I the only person this happens to?  I decided when I took Emma's friend home, I could go to the grocery store.  Again.

Sigh.

While Emma and I walked into Safeway for the second time in hours, I said, "This is a stupid day.  Anytime you go to the grocery store more than once it is a stupid day."

Emma walked amiably by my side.

"Actually, you make it better," I told her.

"That's me," she said, "Making the world less stupid."

(And I think she does except she does prompt a lot of silliness in her brothers sometimes.)

Inside the door, I got distracted by flowers.  "Should we buy some?" I wondered.  Emma directed me back to the task at hand.

"What was it I needed to buy?" I asked Emma.  I honestly could not remember.

She sighed.  "You are making this stupidity really hard to counteract," she said.

If you are going to be terribly inefficient and distracted and waste your time, I recommend you take along someone like Emma.  At least they'll make you laugh.




5 comments:

Robert Johnson said...

What a pretty picture of Emma. Just be glad you live close to a store!

Robert Johnson said...

Hey ! That wasn't Robert!

Jennifer said...

Love the picture of Emma! I've had more of those type of grocery store days since moving to town... at first I was just a little triumphant that I had that option. Then I realized what it was doing to my budget! :)

Mark Dahl said...

My first thought was that I loved the photo of Emma also.

Olivia Cobian said...

Beautiful Emma. You just need to live close to Marianne and Cor for those last minute ingredients. Are you looking to relocate?

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