D I S C L A I M E R : DO not LISTEN to the vid if you are easily offended by the term mother effers...it is used repeatedly in the song...so either mute it or skip it and look at the harmless photo below. For those of you who don't mind an m eff or two and don't have tiny ones around - Click here to do your homework, then read on.
|This is me with the bat - and the printer is the piñata.|
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I found a primary colored star at Target and figured that would have to do. I was barely holding on by a thread when I got in the 12 items or less line to speed through and be on my way in time to get the kids. I got behind someone who a)clearly can't count b)wanted to write a check and c)kept getting more stuff from the last minute display to add to her bag. My blood pressure was about to skyrocket when she had an epiphany. "OH MY GOODNESS! I FORGOT WHAT I CAME FOR!" I wanted to sympathize with her because I do that 9/10 times I go to Target - but why today? The day I just need to get in and get out! So she ran quickly to get what she needed as I waited with my stupid effing star piñata. The next checkout register was 10 registers down and about 4 people deep. No really, please don't open another register, I have all the time in the world.
Here comes check woman. She apologizes and I offer a kind smile even though I am barely holding on at this point. She turns to me and asks me the date. Look, if you are going to in-fucking-sist on writing checks in the year 2012 then it is YOUR responsibility is to know the date..is that too much to ask???? Luckily, the checkout clerk answered her quickly before I took a swing at her with my party piñata.
I made it to the car. I threw that thing in hard and with a fury like I haven't seen in a while. ( I could almost hear my mom's voice saying, take it easy and calm down before something happens out of frustration). The clutter of the backseat caused the piñata to fall forward into the corner of the door just as I was closing it. I smashed the living hell out of it when I slammed the door closed. Hmpf. I smashed a piñata and didn't even get a piece of candy or a cheer from a passerby. These things are overrated.
I opened the door again knowing my mom's voice was right - and now I heard her voice even louder...I told you.
Really? If it were physically possible, I would've kicked my own ass in the parking lot of Target. But Alas, thank God I cannot or I would've been charged with self-inflicted assault on an idiot mommy. Instead, my punishment was to go back in to Target and buy the last effing star piñata on the shelf.
Now I am standing in line behind three people who have more than 12 items. I am going to be late for sure if I don't get out of here quickly.
I get to the register and the checkout girl does a double take. Oh no. What happened? I just smiled and gritted my teeth - car door/mommy malfunction. She knew. She knew not to say anything as she smiled and apologetically handed me my receipt.
The only thing that made me feel better while driving home is picturing this outdoor scene. Me. A baseball bat. The Piñata. And the music from Office Space. I wanted to beat the shit out of that star with everything I had in me. I pictured my husband pulling me off of it as I got down on the ground and started to punch it in it's little star belly. It made me laugh so hard in the car. This is where I am again reminded that humor - and great movie scenes and quotes can get you through anything.
T-minus 3 days to Pseudo-Ninjago, Star Piñata Party. He'll only turn 5 once so - - I can do this.
Damn it feels good to be a
The things we do for love...