Have you ever just had a completely unexpected wave of moody sullenness sweep over you? No identifiable cause but you feel an intense negativity that you can't shake?
That just happened to me.
And no I'm not getting my period.
The only thing that I can think of is the impromptu play date Kid had with our neighbor girl (aka my nemesis). You know how sometimes you just hate a kid? I know no one likes to say it... but kids are just people too... and sometimes people just don't get along. This girl grates my nerves like no other. (It is exceedingly unfortunate that she lives right NEXT to us... and that she is more or less Kid's age)
The neighbor girl is one year older than Kid. She is also a royal pain in the ass. And it's not just her ridiculously squeaky voice. It's the way she talks to me like I'm her freaking peer. It's how bossy and condescending she is to Kid. How she demands drinks and snacks (go next door and eat your own damn food you crazy moocher!). But most annoyingly she's just a plain old snob and an all around bad influence on our PRECIOUS ANGEL.
After a conversation wherein she bragged that she'd been to NYC Kid shared that she had been there to. Neighbor girl, who does not like to be one upped, called to me from the yard...
"Um, Rachel? (I also hate that) Did Ruby go to New York City?" She asked me.
Oh I can see where this is going...
"Yep. Didn't you ask Ruby?" I challenged her.
"Yeah..." She replied.
"You didn't believe her?" I offered.
"ehhh.." She muttered.
"Ruby doesn't tend to lie; in fact she's been to New York several times." I said
and then called over my shoulder...
"We're from there."
Ha! Top that you little %&^*$.