It’s been almost a week and so far, I’m sticking to my resolution not to buy unnecessary stuff for me and the kids.
I had a talk with the kids about not spending money on stuff we don’t need, and they sort of rolled their eyes, because THEIR LIVES ARE HARD ENOUGH, but agreed, except two days later Young Ladrinka asked for a water bed and a vending machine for his room. Because, he explained, he gets hungry and the kitchen is too far away. This would be a good time to remind gentle reader that we live in a NYC apartment and not Versailles, so the kitchen is within walking distance.
So when I explained through a Look of Death to Young Ladrinka that he would be getting neither a water bed nor a vending machine, nor a vending machine that dispenses water beds for that matter, he started negotiating for a special pillow, As Seen on TV!
Apparently, his pillow is “hard as brick,” which incidentally is how non-special pillows are described on TV, and it’s impossible for him to get a good night’s rest because unlike the special Sobakawa Cloud pillow which comes with a promise that it Stays Cool, his pillow becomes Hot as Hell (I’m paraphrasing).
Marinka: You are not getting that pillow.
Young Ladrinka: So you’re saying that you don’t want me to sleep well.
Marinka: You sleep fine.
Young Ladrinka: My pillow is hard as a brick.
Marinka: We all have the same pillows.
Young Ladrinka: So because you had brick pillows in the old days, it doesn’t mean that everyone else has to suffer.
I don’t understand why he’s not the Sobakawa Cloud pillow national spokesladrinka.
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