my posts have been too positive, I need to do a little complaining.
You know what’s ruining my life right now? Those motherfuckinggoddamn quarter vending machines that are literally everywhere you go. You probably don’t even really notice them, but there they are in every entrance to every public place in the whole world. And some places have even upped the ante and put in little games or that claw thing where you try to grab some shitty stuffed toy. Why? Why is that there? I’m at the grocery store, not the arcade! Of course my crazy kid is OBSESSED with them, and has a full on meltdown in front of them, screaming that she needs money.
So the real question is, WHO CREATED THIS MONSTER?! It was not me, I can tell you that. I’ve learned my lesson the hard way, you can’t do anything different/nice with Ali unless you are willing to do it always and forever, or suffer the consequences. Obviously I’m blaming Jen, although hissing, ‘This is all your fault!’ at her while we run out of the store with a screaming and kicking kid held upside down because that’s just how it worked out as she was flailing probably wasn’t the best way to approach it. To be fair, there is a chance that Ali learned of the evil quarter machines somewhere else. Like, you know, that secret midnight toddler conference call Ali sometimes attends where she learns all the best ways to annoy the crap out of me.
I suppose this too shall pass, as all things with kids do. Until then I’m just going to carry quarters for when I’m too tired to fight the good fight, and enjoy my mike and ikes in the process 😉