Early Tuesday morning and I am getting dressed slowly, wearily.
That three day weekend we just had went way too fast.

I'm in a trance-like state.
My eyes are open.
It looks as if I am watching the Today show while I slide on my jeans
and look from left to right as I find my shirt.
But I'm not yet awake.

The kids flutter about.
In and out of the room.
Here and there.
Up and down.
Under foot, over foot.

They are entirely too alert for this ungodly hour
and their presence of mind is just beginning to piss me off when I hear...

Hey, Mom! Look! I just found a really cool catapult.

I groggily turn from the TV to the floor where my eldest sits. As he holds his latest prized possession in his hands. He's moving it all about, trying to figure out how to get it to work.
I begin to chuckle despite myself and I reply with...

That's not a catapult, Connor. That is mommy's bra. Can I please have it so I can finish getting dressed?

He was crestfallen that I had just taken away his means of entertainment.
I'm not sure how I feel about wearing something that he considers large enough to call a catapult.

14 ripples in the pond:

flutter said...



Her Grace said...


You'll need to save that one for blackmail when he's an unruly teenager :).

Be Inspired Always said...

LOL to funny.


alejna said...

That's a lovely story. Hee, hee, hee.

I haven't tried to use mine as a weapon.

And oh, how I know that trance-like state.

carrie said...

Well, at least he didn't put it on his head and call it his "conehead".

Not that I'd know anything about that, nope, not me.

It really is rather cute though, when it's your son and not mine! :)

deb said...

You made me laugh this morning. Especially loved the picture.

Aliki2006 said...


A catapult--poor Connor, his invention snatched away...

KC said...

That's a compliment, for sure.

Beck said...

Yes. My bra is like a pair of hats for some large-headed gentlemen.

Wayfarer Scientista said...

and soon he won't be caught dead with anything remote possibility of his mother's undergarments. Thanks for sharing the laughter!

Pippajo said...

Oh my, that WILL be a great story to embarrass him with when he's older!

I bet they would work pretty well as catapults, though! Mine could probably launch boulders!

liv said...

Oh, yeah? I have a two year old who insists on following me into the shower where the points to my bottom and says, "Ewww! Yuck!"

Denguy said...

Ya, I know how he feels.

Joker The Lurcher said...

i don't wear one - now i know why!