Army of Mom

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Pinball thinking

Funny how one thing triggers a random string of thoughts for me. I call it pinball thinking because one thought bounces off another and then another and bounces all around.

I was shaving my legs tonight and my toes. Yes, I shave my toes. Then, it reminded me of how my landlord in Killeen surprised Army of Dad when he asked him if he thought I shaved my toes. AoD looked disgusted and said, of course she doesn't shave her toes. To which, I nodded, yes I do. Means I have good circulation. ;)

Anyway. Then, it made me think of my mom's intuition about my landlord. First day she met him, she said he was a slimeball. She was right. But, I didn't learn that until after AoD were married. Landlord and I went on one date right before I met AoD. He told me how he would love to have a ready-made family because he was in his 40s and really too late to start a family. I was single mom with a 2-year-old. I didn't put it together immediately though. The date we went on was to a big shindig for his fire department. He was always razzed for not having a date and I was available, so he asked me to go. In the months after AoD and I started dating, AoD started sensing the landlord's hostility toward him. As the months went by, he got more and more hostile. When AoD and I married, he started getting downright rude. It was sad. But, made me think tonight (while shaving my toes) how even my certifiably crazy mom had that mother's intuition that we all have from time to time.

Moms rock.


  • At 1:50 AM, August 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Pinball thoughts are the weirdest. I once was talking to my little sister about colors and then somehow within 15 minutes we were talking about Gaileo. No idea how it happened....

    Shaving your toes means you have good circlation? Really?

  • At 10:41 AM, August 26, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I've heard that you must have good circulation for hair to grow on your toes. It may be an old wives' tale (I'm an old wife, lol), but I dunno.


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