raison d’etre

Gill loves to educate his children. I never know what im going to hear when he is bonding and i walk past. It can be anything from the physics of jello to the beauty of mathematical reality in nature. Last week he was reading them hindu fairy tales (or something). From the kitchen today, i hear him discussing how Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin while bitching to his old lab assistant about how messy everything had gotten since he departed. He’d picked up a pile of dirty petri dishes to show him and there was penicillin! So Gill tells norm, “thats why when your mommy is a complete mess, i dont mind. Because sometimes really good surprises come from a mess”. To which norm added “thats why you dont kill her huh?” and he said “yeah buddy, thats why i dont kill her”

Happiness is watching your three boys dance to electronica in the living room around piles of unfolded laundry.

By the way? The hospital where penicillin was discovered? FUCKING ST. MARY’S!


7 Responses to raison d’etre

  1. luckybuzz says:

    I just read this to GB, and his comment was “Oh dear.” I have to say I agree. 🙂

    (Wish I could see your boys dancing in laundry. How cute is that?)

  2. ZigZagMan says:

    LOLOLOL……..Words rarely fail me…ummm good post…:)

    ok……snickers…..compse yourself Zig…..deep breaths….much better, Smmmmmgggphht….stop damit..ok….serious now….:)

    oh hell anywho…..hope you goos have a good weekend!! 🙂

  3. The Mistress of the Dark says:

    Hmmm I’m a complete mess still..I wonder if something good will come out of me…Hmmm.

    I think I need to watch your kids dance 🙂

  4. RockDog says:

    Back in the day, my room was known as Sleaze Haven…I’m pretty sure that one day I discovered not only a new medicine, but a new form of life growing on my mattress…but I spilled beer on it and ruin the world as we know it…or not.

    Go fold your laundry and so that I can stop making up satupid stories…


  5. Xavier Onassis says:

    Always nice to hear a father share with his son the reasons why he doesn’t kill his wife.

    So touching. sniff

  6. Mert says:

    ROFL!Ahhh, man, I needed that! That’s why you don’t kill her, kids I tell ya!

  7. Jenny Ryan says:

    That is just a great story!

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