IT HAPPENED TODAY! What you ask? Sit back a moment while I share my pain and you get a good chuckle out of this short little story.Today I was sitting in TGIFridays with a friend and our two 11 year old boys. I was in the middle of a deep and meaningful conversation with our very nice waiter when all of a sudden BAM! Out of nowhere, I was shot right in my eyeball with a flying straw paper. I couldnt see for 30 minutes and I was afraid my eyeball would flow right out of its socket along with the never ending stream of tears I was trying to see through. Somehow, luckily for me, I was able to make out the inappropriate gigantic grin on my sons face as he sat there holding his hand up to his astonished mouth while still gripping the deadly plastic weapon that had left its mark on my unsuspecting face. I wanted to drape that boy right over my knee, but he was saved just in time as this vision of someone smiling happily and wildly popped into my head. Guess who taught my son that dangerous and devious behavior? Come on, just one little guess! MY MOTHER! And although she wasn’t physically sitting at that table with us today, I couldn’t wipe the sight of the grin on her face out of my damaged mind. Good one Mom! You got me good. Payback is a real..

4 thoughts on “Payback

  1. Priceless. There was a movie from many, many,many years ago … supposedly the last movie made by Peter Sellers, called “Being There”. I’ve never forgotten that title. “Being There”. Isn’t that where some of our great moments are? Just being there … you, your son, your friends … and unpredictability. HA !


  2. It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye … *ahem* ^.~

    Thankfully, you didn’t lose an eye. I’m glad that you were able to remember the joy your mom got out of teaching your son that trick. For myself, I’m not sure I could have handled it with such calmness.


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