The other day I just happened to look in the bathroom trashcan. And guess, what I found? Not dirty kleenex or an empty toliet paper roll. A box of nerds. My first knee jerk reaction was, “didn’t my kids know that the box was recyclable? Why was it in the trash?” Then I stopped and said, Wow. I can’t believe that was my first reaction. What happened to me?
Most mothers would have been upset that their kids were eating candy without their permission. Plus, if you are going to eat candy, why on Earth would you leave a box in the bathroom? Better yet, why would you leave the box in the trashcan, especially considering there was nothing in the trash can, but the box?
Even worse, the box was left in the bathroom right by my office. Come on, kids. It was so obvious. Even I knew as a kid how to hide something from my mother.
Perhaps, they thought I would not see it. Too wrapped up in my green world. Never underestimate your mother. Don’t they know mothers have eyes in the back of their head and the ones in the front work really well? (Just to let you know my kids are pre-teens and teenagers so this is not a matter of being too young to know better.)
I am sure you all have heard of people saying, “excuse me I am having a senior moment” when referring to their lost train of thought. Well, I am going to start the new phrase, “I just had a Kermit moment.” What will this mean if you look up the phrase on Google (notice I did not say the dictionary) years from now? It shall be defined as having a knee jerk reaction of the green kind, rather than one that ordinary people would have in a given situation.
So, have you ever had a Kermit moment? Please tell me this does happen to some of you…