Saturday, July 25, 2009

Getting an Agent Makes You Do Stupid Things

Okay, I shouldn't generalize. But getting an agent makes me do stupid things for sure. Yesterday, my kids asked if they could stay home from camp, and in a moment of absolute insanity, I said, "Yes." It was a HUGE mistake. Spent the whole day yelling and breaking up fights, instead of polishing PIGS so it would be ready for submission. "Why, oh why?" I asked myself for eight hours. I guess I was giddy from my call with Kendra the previous day.

To make matters worse, they convinced me to let them play with flour with their play-dough. They are out on the deck. What harm can it do? I thought. Well, apparently, I need to get myself a better imagination, because they decided it would be fun to cover themselves head to toe in it. And my brain-functioning had clearly not returned when I put them in the bath to wash it out. Know what happens to flour when it gets wet? It turns into paper-mache! So after two shampoos, a swim in the pool, a shower, and another swim, their hair still felt hard and crunchy.

Ah, good thing my husband is home today to save me from myself.

P.S. If you want anything from me, now is the time to ask. Apparently, I now say "yes" to everything.

14 comments:

Casey McCormick said...

Hehehe!

I've gotten to the point where I have no doubt my toddler can make a mess, break, or cause trouble with just about anything.

BJW said...

paper mache kids? New one on me. Bet they loved it.

Happy revising.

Yat-Yee said...

Can my kids stay home from camp to be at your house?

And will you sweet talk Kendra into taking me?

:)

quixotic said...

That's too funny, but I can imagine your frustration.

Lisa and Laura said...

Ha! Love it!

beth said...

I bet those kids will never forget the day they turned into paper mache!

Ladybird World Mother said...

Can you have my kids too? Oh, and could you come and do my ironing, and a spot of gardening? No? You see, you're not such a walk over after all! Bad luck with the playdough... why do kids like to wear the damned stuff... :)x

Little Ms J said...

This will be one of their favorite memories! My mother once agreed to give us each half a watermelon and a spoon and put us in the backyard because we were driving her nuts. So began the infamous Watermelon Wars. You may have heard of them. Let's just say we had it in our hair, all over our clothes, in our ears. Ridiculous.

Yay for you and your agented self! You're allowed to be a little distracted!

Rebecca said...

Corey, your kids should be constant sources of inspiration from you!

Did you get pictures of your flour-caked kiddos?

taralazar said...

LOL! I hear crunchy hair is the new "in" do. My kids' hair is crunchy from the pool and then no bath.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Sounds like staying home was way more fun for them than camp ;)

Tess said...

Where's the sign ups for camp???? How could I have missed those?

BJW said...

Thought you might want to check something out on my blog Corey, to correct my pronunciation of Jersey Shore.

Or would it be down the shore?

Suzanne Casamento said...

Ohhh. What a mess. I hope everyone is a little less crunchy soon.