Monica Bielanko
A chronicle since 2005 of my marriage & move to Brooklyn in my twenties; becoming a mother in my thirties; moving to Pennsylvania and learning to amicably coparent after divorce in my forties while living 3 doors down from my ex-husband in a small country town.
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Monday
Nov292010

The Horse Head Warning

I was sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of tea this morning when the need to pee struck. This isn't unusual as it occurs roughly every twenty minutes.

As Violet was in the living room, and had been for the past half hour, watching Dora The Motherfucking Explorer I figured a quick dash down the hall to the bathroom would go unnoticed.

Mid-pee it occurred to me that leaving a hot cup of tea on the kitchen table was probably not the wisest course of action a parent might take. Were he home Serge would surely reward my momentary stupidity with a furrowed brow and immediately start taping foam around the fireplace again just to make himself feel better about my obvious failures as a parent.

So I quickly finished up and darted back down the hall. As I passed the living room I saw that Violet was where I had left her, dancing to that damn Dora and her accomplice, the monkey.

Cool, thought I. No damage done. That's when I saw it. My own little horse head in my bed warning. Except it was in my tea.

Well played, kid. Well played.

Reader Comments (12)

That is awesome! So cute and it gave me a much needed laugh...thanks for sharing. And thanks to Violet for being so clever.

November 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnjie B.

yeap! very very smart :)

November 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranajo

HAAAA!

November 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

HA! Brilliant!

November 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Domestic Goddess

violet is so awesome!

November 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterleyla

Super cute! But I just wanted to let you know that something weird is going on with the frames. I've been having a problem for a while where when I clicked on a link on the site (to comments, to other site pages, etc) everything transitioned over into the far right frame with nothing in the main frame, but now it's doing it when I click on a bookmark to the site, a twitter link, etc. I'd be happy to provide a screencap if it would be helpful, but basically, 2/3rds of the screen is blank, and all the content is sandwiched over into the third frame, which leaves about a third of the entry cut off on the right side. I'm using Chrome on a Mac, if that helps with diagnosing the issue!

November 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMadison

@Madison I'm such a ghetto blogger. I tweaked a couple things... did that help at all?

November 29, 2010 | Registered CommenterMonicaBielanko

Clever, indeed, Violet! VERY funny!!!

November 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Nope, unfortunately! I mean, on the bright side, it's fully functional in Safari and Firefox? I think my newfangled google browser just can't cope with the internet at large.

November 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMadison

that is simply awesome. one of the simplest, best posts ever!!!

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaggie may

I *love* this. Awesome.

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteredenland

Absolutely Genius. Subtle genius.

December 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

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