{The Tale in Which This Mama Saw Red}

I should begin by telling you that we are drowning here.

It has rained and rained and rained. All week. We’re talking pouring rain here. Grey skies. Wet.

I don’t know how we ever lived in Portland.

We’ve been inside basically all week and the confinement has not been well received.

Yesterday someone I know cut his hair and his brothers. For like the 4th time. Because he wanted to.

I don’t understand.

Then, I found some white drips of paint on my tile floor and a discarded bottle of crafters acrylic paint. I couldn’t even tell you where it came from. The paint cleaned up easily {thank goodness}; I quickly found the culprit and was marginally angry that he’d gotten into the paint. He definitely knows better. I was annoyed that he ruined his brand new shirt, but I think I reined my frustration in pretty well. Even when he lied to me and told me he “didn’t know” if he got into the paint, I remained calm.

Until this morning when I discovered this:

That’s right, white crafters paint all over my brand new, never-been-worn {True Religions}. ย There’s more on the back side of the jeans, too. ย Just in case you’re wondering.

This Mama saw RED. It’s a good thing he was asleep because I wanted to wring his little neck.

Instead I threw a little tantrum and then took the kids to school.

I felt much better when I got home. And found………..

P.S. {I hope you all know I would never wring my child’s neck.}
P.P.S. {Let it be known that the culprit was NOT one of my older children.}
P.P.P.S. {This really happened last week….I just didn’t publish it then.}

Also, be sure to check out my giveaway this week. Hannah is only 13 and could use some business to her Etsy shop. Her items are cute and totally reasonable.


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    OMG! Maybe not a neck wringing but something else for sure! I know how you feel about jeans and I am running to hide in my closet right now in fear. Never been worn! AHHHHH! If you wanna make them look wearable, though maybe you could let him paint the other leg some too?! Kidding! Ok, I’m leaving now before you put me in time out too!

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      Angie says

      Seriously, it’s a good thing he was asleep when I found out……..:) What I am going to show soon is that Jeff got most of the paint out!

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    My jaw is literally hanging down reading this. Your true religions? I would completely lose it. I’ve been PINING for those jeans forever.

    Actually….you know those look horrible and you’ll never be able to wear them now…

    Why don’t you send them to me? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Angie says

      Here’s the best part. I got such a great deal on them. I only paid about 25% of what they normally retail for. I knew that I could easily make about $100 for them on ebay so I agonized for a week on whether to keep them or sell them. I finally decided to keep them and he that that.

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        Please enlighten me. All I get from this rsonepse is bias without an objective perspective.So someone named .net jerkface in the linux hater’s blog tells you that java is overhyped bullshit and you ask for objectivity? But anyways I will help you find your path to enlightenment. Have a look at the most popular cross-platform apps like skype and itunes. What were they written in? Not Java. Now take out your pink Motorola flip phone with the hello kitty sticker on it. Have a look at the games in it, what were they written in? Mostly Java. Why are so many companies avoiding java on the desktop but not on the cell phone? Perhaps they know something that you don’t?But whatever I’m not going to take the time to explain why java is lousy for desktop apps but good for phones anymore than I am going to explain why taking a cock up your ass without lube might hurt. Questioning of my opinion only furthers my belief that you need to learn the hard way. I assume the problem you were entailing to is application integration within the desktop environments?And I’m assuming you don’t realize that those hacks you provided in no way deal with one of the major problems of linux development: testing. Two desktop environments means two testing environments which might as well be two different builds since you have multiple distros anyways. Multiple distros, multiple desktops. That is the problem. Two standard package formats (RPM and DEB) are a nuisance for ISVs unless they simply choose an automated installer solution.There is no automated installer that is fully integrated in an ide and fully compatible with all or even a few major distros. The major distros can’t even agree on where simple things like program icons should be stored. Hacks like installjammer only partially hide the problem.Because there are so many differences between distros it really comes down to choosing which ones to support since they are effectively separate operating systems. Thus developing for linux becomes even more financially precocious because those combined operating systems as a group don’t even have the market share of windows 2000. Thus you can see why it is rare for commercial software to get to linux. You must be new here because we’ve already gone over the numerous problems involved with porting commercial software to linux. Have a look at some of LH’s older articles. PC-BSD has the PBI package system, which is quite similar.No one uses pc-bsd because everyone in linuxland is too busy convincing themselves that their piss can be used for lemonade since it is yellow and a liquid. But if you had replied to my post with screw linux, use pc-bsd I would have given your rsonepse greater precedence since a massive switch to pc-bsd would solve a lot of linux’s shortcomings.That massive switch though is highly unlikely which is probably why you should just install vista and enjoy the 100% flash support that linux users can only dream of.

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    how on earth did he get it out? I have thrown away many an article of clothing due to acrylic paint. I’m looking forward to that ‘tip o the day’.

    and btw, I totally would have ‘wrung his neck’, or my equivalent of such violence.

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    Wait! What did you find when you got home???? I hate teasers dammit!

    Oh boy, that little stinker needs a good neck wringing! LOL

    Will the paint come out of the jeans, I hope?

    Justine ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

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    Oh man, sounds like a hangin’ offense to me. What DID you do to him? I’m a creative punisher, so I probably would have made him wear a sign around his neck to school. “I ruined my Mom’s best jeans, so I have to wear this sign all day”.

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    Grace's Mom says

    Oh my…nice restraint.

    A few years ago, my roomates brother was staying with us and he dripped bleach on my favorite Citizens that were hang-drying in the laundry room. They were pretty worn out, and I didn’t make him buy me a new pair (he could have never afforded it) but I have never forgiven him and I asked him to move out shortly after that.

    Don’t mess with a girl’s designer denim!!

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    Oh yikes. Kinda like how I felt when my bulldog ate my $80 pair of shoes. I can’t wear them, you can’t tell they were once shoes. But maybe, just maybe, you can get an artist to do some design on those to disguise the paint.

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    O.M.G. !!! Not on your BRAND NEW True Religion jeans. YIKES!!!! Ouch!! I would’ve seen red myself.

    Kids do the darndest things I tell ya. Maybe you can try making a cute pattern out of them? I dunno. Just trying to find a positive out of it.

    Good luck with all the rain hun.

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    Oh Girl…I know how you feel about your jeans. I think I would have had to have a little temper tantrum over that one. You are such a good and rational mama!

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    Oh, and I DON’T feel for you about the rain. Serves you sunshine hogs right. We should all share the pain. Just kidding…kind of. Let’s hope the sun comes out for all of us very soon!

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    Maybe the spatter paint look is coming back in style? Be a trend setter Angie!!
    I hope your child has nine lives he/she is going to need it at this rate!

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    na tin kaneis ti miisni stous leoforeiatzides giati einai aparadekto na milan sto til en wra odigisis. episis , ektos apo gunaikes aparadektes odigous einai kai polloi antres oi opoioi prokaloun kai ta perissotera atuhimata giati ehoune nootropia gamaw kai dernw kai eimai king on the road pou elege ki o klynn. ante twra min ta parw kai tous parei olous i bala!!

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    nice, my style is anything birght (usually blue green yellow or orange) paired with something either sporty (soccer headband volleyball necklace) or something you wouldn’t imagine went with the outfit, but does (tan and zebra ring blazer etc) that is usually my style

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