K was out of town last night so I invited myself over to my friend Elke's house so that she could make dinner and entertain my children.
[Is she SUPER LUCKY to have me for a friend or what?!!]
Her husband wasn't home either, so I hung out in the kitchen while she cooked and helped myself to her stash of snacks.
"We went to the zoo last weekend," Elke told me.
"When I was herding my boys from the warthog pen to the rhino enclosure I noticed this sweet, little old lady smiling at me."
"Was she wistfully remembering her own days as a mother of young children?" I asked.
"Well that's what I assumed, but then I smiled at her and, you know, kind of gave her an opening to talk to me."My eyebrows flew up to my hairline.
"She leaned in close to me and said, If my children were that age again I would just have to KILL MYSELF!!!"
"She said THAT?" I asked, incredulous.
And because we could hear our children screaming and torturing each other in the next room...
We fell over laughing.