Saturday, December 11, 2010

I boggle my own mind

My body has been falling apart of late. My elbow hurts and I have rashes and I sprained my thumb, I think.

Oh. Just found a hair in my cereal. Going to assume it is mine. Whatever. It was, like, the last five rice Chex anyway and they were getting soggy. Which is why Cheerios are the best cereal in the world. Because they don't get soggy. They just get better. I don't understand why the soggy cereal problem is so prevalent. Do the manufacturers not understand that I'm about to put it in milk? It seems that there is a disconnect somewhere. Either between cereal makers and us, or between me and the rest of the world that doesn't have the same problem with soggy cereal that I do.

Where was I?

Oh, my sprained thumb. Also, I'm forgetful and easily distracted.

So, my thumb hurts. It hurts most when I am pressing the button on the car seats that releases the strap. You wouldn't think it would be that much of a problem, but I am releasing my children from their car seats a surprising percentage of my day.

But what am I supposed to do? It's not like I can leave them in there, tempting as it may be. And it's not really feasible to always get somebody else to do it.

So I've just been pushing through the pain for about a month now. I try to bend it at a different angle so it doesn't hurt as much, but otherwise, a mom's got to do what a mom's got to do, you know?

Then, last night, I came up with a solution so brilliant, so out-of-the-box, so mind-blowingly GENIUS, that you probably thought about it at the beginning of this post.

Instead of using my RIGHT thumb to press the button, I could use my LEFT, non-hurting, thumb.

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