October 7th, 2008


From the Mouth of... Jet

Yesterday John had a meeting he had to get to in the evening. And I was having a really crappy kind of day. I'd actually started well, with a ten mile ride and a good shower and some SamCham. But then it all went south due to some just... stupid stuff, really, partially my fault was some of the heartrending part of it. But I just shut everything off when I could and Jet took me to dinner at Noodles and Company.

We ordered, sat down, did a little potty going dance, as one or the other of us watched our stuff, and when I came back we had our food. I got mac and cheese because I was feeling like comfort food, and Jet had his buttered noodles with seasoning as he always did. Some things cannot change.

As meal conversation, we talked a little bit about the fact that Momma was feeling cranky, and I asked Jet, "Well, what do you think I should do about it?"

He thought a bit, tilted his head and said, "Well, one, maybe you should do less computer work, 'cause sometimes it frustrates you. Two, you could always just stop thinking about what it is that makes you so cranky. And, we're doing the third thing I could think of, which is to eat. Can't think of much more than that to stop you from being so cranky."

I nodded. "Do you think ice cream after dinner would help, too?"

"Oh, yeah. That always helps," he said with a smile.

Wise are the ways of the young.