I recently shared with you that when someone has a brain fart or a momentary lapse of brain function, we refer to it in these here parts as a 'Mini moment.' They happen on the regular, and I thought I would share a few that stand out.
So, you know she left her coat at a babysitting job the other day, and didn't even realize she left it there. The mom brought the coat to my house the next day, because I babysit for her little guy on Mondays. That seems to be the most popular of all issues: forgetting stuff.
Mini got a phone after graduating 8th grade in May. By the time Christmas rolled around, I could not deny the importance of including her phone forgetfulness, misplacement in the annual Shenanigan Family Christmas poem, where all embarrassing moments are fair game and whether you have been naughty or nice, your shit is going to be shared and aired (along with wishes for a very Merry Christmas, of course) with all of our friends and family.
|Part of the Mini stanza as seen in our 2018 Christmas card.|
Nothing is scared.
Me: 'I found it on the floor of my bedroom, oddly enough. I assume it came from your last badminton practice.'
Mini: 'Oh, yeah!'
Then it all came back to her. As if she receives flowers so consistently, that this time it was hard to recall. I didn't even ask why or when or how she dropped it on the floor of my room - yellow petals scattered around it.
I sometimes wonder if she is a suffering from a vitamin deficiency or something. Maybe too much team-building candy. Who gets a flower, drops it on their Mom's floor, and doesn't recognize it the next morning when it is in a vase on the table? She is a bright girl. Gets great grades. The spaciness is a mystery.
I must add here that Ed (possibly Mini's biggest critic) recently raced downstairs after getting his fleece vest out of the wash. He was struggling to work the zipper. His face was concerned. He caught himself a split second before he asked me if his vest had maybe been ruined in the washer. The zipper pull was all the way at the top of the zipper - not where he expected to find it, at the bottom.
Ed: 'Oh, wait. Never-mind.' Nervous laugh.
I realized what the problem was and I called him out on it.
Me: 'You thought the zipper was wrecked, didn't you? Wow, Ed. You almost had a Mini moment.'
He couldn't deny it, but he kept repeating as he walked away: 'Yeah, but I caught myself!'