That’s a big lie. I have been stuck in the house with two sick kids for the past three weeks. As you know I haven’t been feeling too good myself. Which might be the reason that, indeed, I find there are a lot of stupid questions.

What’s your favorite holiday?
What’s your favorite thing to do?
What day is it?
When will it be Halloween?
If the dog had fingers do you think he could write?
What should Stanley be for Halloween?
What’s for dinner?
When are we eating?
Are you sleeping?
Can I sleep in your room?
Can we make cookies?
Are you sick?

When this whole sickness vacation started I didn’t feel bad at all. I answered the questions that were posed to me cheerfully, even though they were asked over and over again. By the second week of our sickness cruise I wasn’t so happy to answer the questions. They were usually posed when I was trying to work and since I wasn’t feeling good I was running out of patience, I still answered them but my answers were short and terse.

Today I started answering any questions with a simple “NO”. I don’t want to hear anymore questions unless it sounds something like this:

“Mom, would you like a martini? I’d be happy to make one for you after I clean up the dishes.”

I don’t think my kids know how to make a martini but I’d settle for a cup of tea. However that is as likely to happen as them making a martini or cleaning up the kitchen.

On an unrelated note I have one question for you:

Most people have caller ID these days so why is it that we still answer the phone “Hello?” We already know who is calling so why are we lying about the whole thing.

Before all this illness struck I had a whole post figured out about the caller ID thing. It’s gone now. I wrote notes about the post but can’t find them and I can’t remember for the life of me what else I had to say about caller ID.

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