Sunday, February 21, 2010

My Family and Other Animals


WHOSE FAULT IS THIS?

Yes, yes, I am yelling at you.
Kim, was it you?
Because, dammit, woman, I have WORK to do!

I can't just sit around all day reading books that make me laugh out loud, and sometimes, laugh till I cry.

THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT.
Are you pleased with yourself, missy?
Are you? Huh?

UPDATED: Well, how embarrassing. Thank God it was Kim and not someone who might expect dignity and decorum from me. Turns out it was Pip at Meet Me at Mike's. I can't really yell at her as I "know" her in a much more dignified and/or reserved manner than I do Kim (that is, I am pretty confident she, if she even knew who I might be, would still labor under the delusion that I am a mature, responsible adult.) Kim, however, long ago lost such delusions, but fortunately she is also quite possibly my twin separated at birth.

10 comments:

Mary said...

I love love love this book - I read it all last year to the kids ... I loved it when i was young too...

kim at allconsuming said...

Do you know another Kim? Because it wasn't me - have never even heard of this book. Promise.

Kristin said...

Well that's a good setup--I'll have to get it! I just finished The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (I wrote an absurdly long review on my site) and I am now opening up The Children's Book. I have a feeling my family is going to be missing me for awhile...

Julia said...

I love this book too and reread it when ever I need a laugh. (Or to imagine somewhere sunny for a bit).

nathaliefoy said...

Great post! I haven't read this one in years, and you've given me just the push I need to pull it out.

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