Tuesday, August 17, 2010


When Boy #3 had all four wisdom teeth surgically removed, he was presented with a prescription for Vicodin. I'm not sure how to spell it but who cares really. The family can't handle the drug and they are fun to watch when on it. I pretty much moved Boy #3 around the house like a puppet that weekend he was hopped up. I left him on his own when he went to the bathroom, I just waited outside in case I heard a thud. I was willing to help as much as I could but we have to draw the line somewhere. I didn't cross over the peeing line or the feeding of the leopard gecko. You have to touch crickets to feed Sid. Boy #3 insisted he could do it. "I can call your brother."
"I got it."
So I stood there holding him steady while he tried to grab crickets. I hadn't suppressed laughter like that since I was a kid sitting in church and Erv and I tried to make each other laugh. Those crickets were 3 steps ahead of him and he thought they were in his hand. We laugh about it now, well I do, he doesn't remember it.
The husband a few years ago got shingles, pretty sure that's an old person ailment but I kept my mouth shut. He was bestowed a prescription of Vicodin also. Thanksgiving Day getting ready to go to his sisters house I yelled down the hall, "Are you ready shingle boy?" No answer. "Did you take your Vicodin?" I turned the corner with a crock pot of mashed potatoes in my arms and saw him at the end of the hall with a stupid grin on his face and he yelled, "STELLA!"


ReformingGeek said...

Shingles. OUCH! Stella? Huh?

They pumped my mom full of some form of Vicodin and then discharged her from the hospital. She was drunker than a skunk and we had to stop for prescriptions and food. There is no telling what people thought about her.....and us. Her face was black and blue from her fall. They probably thought we beat her up. You have to realize that this was in Louisiana.

I love Boy trying to feed the gecko.


Sue said...

Carol - Stella, please don't tell me you're not a member of the Seinfeld cult and can't reference a Seinfeld quote everyday of the week without thinking. Check the link, it's short.

Relax Max said...

Link not working for me, but I think I remember the episode. Not quite the same as the Marlon Brando one.

I was glancing over your recent posts. What in the world was Christ doing in your driveway?'

Maybe I will read that one.

Relax Max said...

I once saw Mary in a burnt tortilla, but it wasn't in the driveway. I'd better investigate.

Beau Horner said...

I have a couple of crickets as pets actually. they laugh at all of my bad jokes