One night, it was very late and Alison needed tape for a project she was doing in her room that usually includes cutting pieces of paper into weird shapes, coloring them and taping them to the wall while destroying her room in the process. But she does this often enough that we had run out of tape. So she told me we needed more. I said I would put it on the top of my list. The next morning (Saturday) she woke up at 7 (because heaven forbid mom gets to sleep in) and she goes to get some tape. "We're still out of tape?" She asks. "What am I going to do with you, mom?" Because, obviously, I should have jumped up in the middle of the night and ran to the store to get her tape.
I was going out with friends one night and Kate was watching Alison for me. I didn't tell Alison that I was leaving her there, I only told Alison we were going to her cousins' house because I didn't want to hear her whine and beg and plead to go with me for hours before I left. If I tell her right before I walk out the door, then the second I leave, she's fine, she gets over it. So I'm all ready to go and I tell Alison I'm leaving, I'll see her in a couple hours and she tears up. Kate says, "Honey, it's a grown up affair. It's boring. You'll have much more fun here." This makes Alison sob. She says, "But I love fairs." A grown up affair is not that kind of fair. If only.
This one has nothing to do with Alison, but it's so random, I had to mention it somewhere. I was on a test drive with a customer at work and he was driving the car (for anyone who's new, I sell cars. This sentence makes much more sense when you know that) and we were stopped at a red light. I was telling him all about the car and we were making conversation when both of us stopped. We looked at the guy crossing the street in front of us. He was an average looking guy in jeans and a t-shirt but in his hands he was holding a bottle of mustard. "Is that-" Both of us asked at the same time, watching him as he got to the other side of the road and guessing why he would be toting that around. In case he ran into a hot dog? Does he drink it like water because he has some kind of disease where he needs the nutrients in it? Does mustard have nutrients in it? But our light turned green and we went on our way so this will remain one of life's greatest mysteries.