Monday, October 17, 2011

Old and Cranky

Am I just old and cranky? I don't think I am, but I really feel like it sometimes.  Let me explain.   Every week there are a few TV shows that I really like to watch, and I look forward to them. (That right there makes me sound old - I picture myself sitting in an old recliner with my hand firmly gripping the remote.)  And I like to watch my shows alone, with complete quiet - no distractions.  One of these shows is the Real Housewives of New Jersey. I am embarrassed to admit that, but full disclosure and all that.  Every week I tell myself I'm not going to watch it anymore, but every week I seem to be drawn to the TV at a certain time and to a certain channel. What can I say - I'm weak.  But about the old and cranky thing - I have a child who loves to make noise. I don't know why. He's a happy child. And a noisy child (he's really a 22 year old adult - - but he's my child.)   And he seems to take great pleasure in making the dog bark . . . and bark . . . and bark . . . at the exact time I want complete quiet and no distractions. He does it on purpose. I give him dirty looks, but to no avail. He seriously enjoys making me mad. I know he does.  And I get cranky. And I want to yell at him and ban him from the house. And then I remember it's just a TV show . . . And he is my child whom I love beyond words.  And what a horrible mother I must be for wanting him to swallow a whole bottle of benadryl right now.

So, old and cranky??  You be the judge.

1 comment:

  1. What IS that?! You hope and hope that when they grow up they'll be quiet. Nope! For me it's our 26 year old daughter who walks into my room ALREADY talking without checking to see if I'm asleep, in the middle of a conversation or watching a show. Bugs the crud out of me.... and yea, I feel old and cranky.