Juniper Files: UnHappy Tree Friends
“We spend the first 12 months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 months teaching them to sit down and shut up.” ~ Phyllis Diller
If you are easily offended or weak stomached go ahead read this instead. Seriously…xoxo
Still here? Alrighty….let’s reminisce…
A Minute To Write
It was blessedly quiet the first time I wrote this piece. My younger son convinced my daughter to play in the back yard with him for a bit. (Can we give a cheer for locked, 6-foot high privacy fences and large bedroom windows that show the entire yard?) The peace wouldn’t last for more than 10 minutes so I needed to write fast!
At that time, my daughter had been a whirling, swirling tornado
on crack. The new meds weren’t making any noticeable change. And, apparently, she forgot how to talk. Oh no, don’t get your hopes up. She yelled and screamed. Constantly. From the minute she woke up, until the minute she passed out from exhaustion. The only time she was quiet was when I gave her the computer. The problem was, I had a million things I needed to get done during the day. Besides writing (blog and book), I had classes, people. College. Online. So…
In an attempt to provide her with a bit of entertainment, while I got some work done, I went hunting on Netflix for something that would capture her fleeting attention. Que the Happy Tree Friends.
Ok, so she was engaged. Happy animals, happy girl minion. I turned my back to her. Not in a mean way, that’s just how my desk faces. And she was blessedly quiet for 1 minute….2 minutes…..3 minutes and then…
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And Then The Shoe Drops
“Oh god…..oh…no…oh…oh….god…..mommy shut it off SHUT IT OFF!!!!” by this point, she was screaming hysterically and burying her head in the blankets. I turn to the screen and I am greeted with this:
I was all, “What the crap??” and diving for the remote. I mean, this is the girl who was traumatized by The Little Mermaid!
So, if you want to see the Happy Tree Friends in action here ya go, just make sure your kiddos aren’t around. (BTW my boys thought it was hilarious, go figure.)
That is all people. That is all.
Until next time, scribe happy and stay sassy,