Good morning everyone!
We have made it back around to Monday again. I hope everyone had a great weekend!
I have to admit that I’m not that fond of Mondays. It’s actually not the whole day I object to, but the getting up part. Waking up on Monday after sleeping in on Saturday and Sunday is quite a shock to my system, especially since I am not a morning person. (Apparently, from the whines and moans coming from Kayla’s room, it is a shock to her system also.) The shock causes me to do weird and wonderful things, like looking for my glasses when I am already wearing them. (I did that this morning; fortunately, it didn’t take me too long to figure it out!) Until I began commuting to work about 9 years ago, I firmly believed that the thirteenth commandment was “Thou shalt not wake up before 6:00 a.m.” Now I do it every Monday through Friday.
- The Fountain of Water Pik
As soon as Kayla got her braces, we went out and bought her a Water Pik to use. The Water Pik shoots a jet of water into your mouth that is supposed to push anything out of your braces that is not supposed to be there. I had one when I had braces as a child.
Given the way it shoots out water, I think it must be the antecedent to the Jet Ski. I can see some future engineer cleaning his or her braces with a Water Pik, then having a “Eureka” moment – “you know, this same action could be used to propel a vehicle through the water!” Whoever he or she is, I hope they made a lot of money off of the idea.
Kayla and her Water Pik very much have a forced marriage, as in her father and I have to force her to use the Water Pik every day. Last night, I told her to use her Water Pik when she was getting ready for bed, and in a second or two I heard it switched on in the bathroom. The only problem was that I had been in her bathroom earlier in the day, and I hadn’t seen any water in it then, and I hadn’t heard any water placed in it before it started running. So we asked her to be sure it had water in it. There was a pause in the bathroom, then the Water Pik started running again. I still hadn’t heard any water put in the thing, so I got up to go check.
There was water in it all right, or at least there had been before Kayla started using it. When I walked in the bathroom, Kayla had her mouth full of water and the water had also just started squirting out through her nose like a fountain. I don’t think it was intentional, because she and I started laughing about it at the same time. I’m still not quite sure how she managed to do it; I used a Water Pik for 2 years as a teenager back in the Dark Ages, and never had that happen!
Have a great day everyone!