Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Three Wishes, or A Frightening Glimpse At My Current State of Mind

Coming home from work with Son-Three just now. As we pull in the driveway, he says, completely out of the blue, "If you had three wishes, don't you think you'd use one of them to know the words to every song ever written?"

This was seriously out of the blue--the conversation just before that had to do with a chick fight between two girls who just graduated with Son-Two. Nothing to do with songs or lyrics or even wishes. Were this coming out of a normal child's mouth, I might be at least a little concerned with the child's mental health, but this was Son-Three, who has a long history of saying random and completely odd things. (See: "What's the opposite of a moron?...A more off!" "What's the opposite of this nose [while pushing his nose up]?...THIS nose [while pushing his nose down]!") So far, for the most part, the weird and completely random things seem to be merely an indication of his ability and need to say weird and completely random things. So instead of worrying about his mental health at the moment, I'm concerned about mine.

What would my three wishes be? The lyrics of all the songs ever isn't a bad wish. But one of my wishes would, I hate to say it, be an endless supply of just enough money. I don't want to be filthy rich, just to have enough to not worry every single second. And as mentioned previously, I know that money doesn't solve every problem, but it would free up some of my mental resources to solve the other problems (for example, the problem of my third son randomly* saying things like, "Cereal is cereal and cereal is quiet. Cereal is cereal and cereal can't talk.")

I was thinking how great that would be, just to be able to relax a little, to breathe easier. And then it hit me that immediately after I made that wish along with my other two, I'm absolutely certain that the global economy would collapse and money would become an antiquated and worthless concept.

Yeah, things are pretty cheery here in Masked Mom's brain.

*Because random is pretty much the only way you can say something like that.


  1. Random anything rather appeals to me. Your son sounds enchanting. I have a 4 year old grandson who draws upside down. (He is not upsidedown, his drawings are...) When asked why, he looked up from drawing a foot with five toes upsidedown and said, with a certain amount of irritation, "because I can."

  2. Tessa--

    Thanks for the comment...

    "Because I can" is a common answer around our place and seems as good a reason as any...up to a point.

    Sorry for not responding sooner--dial-up is the devil.

  3. maybe he was thinking of the song girl fight after you finised your conversation.. and all he could remember was "there's about to be a girlfight".. and then he wished he knew the rest of the words... or maybe i am just trying to defend the ramdom state of mind of our family which we all know will never be justified.

  4. SN--I was thinking about randomness today--because as you know, Daughter-Only (Oldest Girl Cousin on the K-Family side to you) is EXTREMELY random (have you heard the "Is your name Jim" story or the "Have you ever been to Chuck E. Cheese" story or, going a little further back in time the "Lollipop Guild" story?)(PS--apparently, there is more than ONE Lollipop Guild story--according to D-O who is standing over my shoulder at this moment, so for clarificaton: I was referring to the mini mart Lollipop Guild story...) (For that matter, you need look no further than the eyelash post above.)

    So I was thinking about our family's extreme randomness and I'm pretty sure "Random is the new black" is the title of my next post...(which this comment could easily qualify AS a post since I have probably typed more in this sad little comment box than I've typed in most of my posts since I've moved to this Internet black hole!!!!!!)