Wednesday, June 29, 2011

If MacGuyver was a Stay At Home Mum...



The other day, my family and I went grocery shopping at our local IGA, as we generally do on a weekly basis.

As we’d finished, my other half remembered and item that we’d forgotten, and quickly ran back inside the supermarket to get it.
To keep my 2 boys amused while he was gone, I decided to treat them to that grabby-claw-machine-thing-that-grabs-dodgy-prizes.

This one is actually a good one. Not one of those machines with a really limp claw that couldn’t get a grip on a magnetically charged, super-glue covered, velcro ball.



Therefore, in the end, our machine booty consisted of: 1 very ugly teddy bear key ring, 1 plastic spinning top that lights up (which broke on its second use), and 1 bubble blowing tube of bubbly funstuffs!
I passed my eldest, Jasper, the plastic top, my youngest, Atticus, the tube of bubbles, and popped the ugly teddy bear keyring into my bag (where I have a rapidly growing ugly teddy bear keyring collection! Please don't spill water in my handbag, or feed my handbag after midnight) and we headed to the car.

As we were loading our groceries into the car, Jasper was inside the car and Atti was standing very close to us as to not run around the car park, or so I thought...

He had been shoving the tube of bubbles up the exhaust pipe! By the time we noticed what he was doing, the tube was stuck up there. My partner tried to get it out with the car keys and was getting completely frustrated. So I told him to get Atti in the car, and I’d deal with the exhaust.

I searched my handbag, found a bobby pin and channelled MacGuyver. I made the bobby pin into a claw shape, manoeuvred the ends in around the tube, and “hey presto”, easily pulled the tube out. I had saved the day!

Although I am slightly disappointed that we didn’t get to drive down the main street of town, leaving a trail of bubbles blown behind the car.

Look out for next week's installment of MacVoluptacon when I endevour to toilet train using polypiping, tree bark and orange juice. Will teach the kids to eat vegies with the aid of PVA glue ,a roll of butcher's paper and a map of Wisconsin. And will retrieve foreign objects from the ear canal using a spatula, the backlog of Reader's Digests from 1984 and a broken Soda Stream.








I don't think MacGuyver could cut it as a stay at home mum!












10 comments:

Lene said...

I am in complete and utter awe of your MacGuyver-ness (made up word there - can you tell?) I am going to retrieve my sons matchbox car from the toilet s-bend using only a coat hanger and a packet of blu-tac....wish me luck!

Voluptacon said...

Ooh! How did you go?

todd carr said...

mom's are the best....my grandma painted lit'l cute pictures at the bottom of her boyz milk glasses to encourage them to finish. You ladies are the best. Lets go out for Drinks!

Dorothy said...

Oh, I was so hoping for an ending featuring a car farting bubbles!

Voluptacon said...

@Todd: Only If I can paint lil pictures on the bottoms of your beer glasses :P

@Dorothy: So was I hon...so was I! I still am! (I think I may have one at my funeral!)

Glowless @ Where's My Glow said...

Chuck the bubbles back up there... no, seriously.

Voluptacon said...

FINE!!! Tomorrow I'm going to pour frikkin dishwashing liquid down the exhaust and drive around!!!! :P

Destiny said...

LOL, wow! kids are fucking creative right! Bubbles out thee backside would have been pretty awesome to see! Ha

tattoomummy said...

I entertain Dex with those machines too - usually the chocolate ones though, for mummy to eat after the kidlets are sleeping

Marissa Roberts said...

Love it! You should do a series of posts now where people give you a problem and you find a way to solve it with everyday household items. Call it SAHM - stay at home Macguyver ;)