I will admit that I am probably getting some of the bad single person karma back now that I am a mother. Yep, I used to be the aunt that would look for the loudest toy that I could find for Christmas and birthday presents. I would laugh fiendishly with thoughts of parents frustration at the sound of a high pitched squeaking toy. One year, I even went as far as to get my friends son a drum set. Yes, yes I did. And it was not one of the ordinary drum sets -- it was an electronic one, which meant there were LOUD preset rhythms that her little boy could play over and over again. He took to it immediately, which made it a nightmare for her until she finally decided to accidentally break said drum set.
Tricia M has become the bane of my existence. Every Friday we take our kids to preschool, and it first she was just one of those cool moms that I liked. You know, the kind that isn’t always perfect and fun to be around. She is creative and quirky and loves vampires – and so I naturally thought, what’s not to love there. It is not very often that I really get along with the parents of my children’s friends. I should have known it was too good to be true.
There we were sitting on the porch chatting and laughing when Tricia M did the unthinkable – she introduced Mayhem to the word:
No your eyes did not deceive you. As a fan of the show “The Big Bang Theory,” yelling BAZINGA is supposedly funny after getting someone with a witty quip. Did she think about how it might traumatize my child to learn the favourite word of Hollywood’s greatest nerd…NO. Instead, it was all about teaching my little Mayhem a word that would drive me around the bend. Yes, now he loudly yells, BAZINGA with a sparkle in his eye and the cutest evil baby laugh you have ever heard.
Do you see how I have been wronged? It would have been karma had Tricia M chosen to give my little Mayhem a loud toy. At least then, I would have had the option to hide the batteries—but how am I to escape a word that he has come to love saying? There is no escape from BAZINGA. I tell you, there is no justice in this world. In all fairness I did get Tricia M’s daughter hooked on water guns, but I really do believe that BAZINGA is playing dirty, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
Well dear readers, I leave to you to decide who has wronged who more. I am quite sure that you will decide that the punishment inflicted upon me is beyond the pale. Winter will come and her daughter will put her water gun away whereas; BAZINGA could go on for years unabated. I do believe that Tricia M should be ashamed of what she has done to our little family. After you are done weighing in, I think those of you who are guilty of subjecting parents to cruelty should fess up to your shame. Yes I am talk to you, yes you. I know that you have a history of loading the up the little dears with sugar and sending them home. Fess up now, before karma comes for you. Cue ominous music.