… Where You Finally Call CPS on Me


Hi. It’s me, The Middle One. Sorry I haven’t been by to say hello lately… Things have been a little crazy around here, and I’ve been really occupied staring at my mom like she’s crazy.

She’s started talking to the coffee pot again.

And confusing her panties for her hat.

A lot.

My brother says that it’s because she needs a vacation. My mom says it’s because she needs more vodka.

Dad just says that she’s bonkers…

Whatever it is, I’ve been a little worried.

Hopeful (Sorta)

And then a couple of days ago, I overheard my mom telling the coffee pot that she might have a chance to go on a little vacation, drink a lot of vodka, and get a lot less bonkers if she could only win some traveling money in some photo contest somewhere.

Things were looking up.

Looking up, indeed.


But then all of the other people entered some really great photos in the contest too; and even though she was picked as a finalist, Mom was kind of getting blown out of the water…

She, of course, said that she didn’t mind… That those were some really amazing photographs and she isn’t really the competitive sort anyhow.


But me?

I was kind of looking forward to having my “not-crazy because she finally got a grown-up break” mom back.

Oh well.

If you haven’t yet done so, please take a moment to stop by 5 Minutes for Mom to vote for my mom’s photo, Entry #16 and help put her panties back where they belong.


That Middle One

August 16, 2008
Categories: Daily

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