I should know better by now. If I leave my house I’m going to encounter people who bug me. In the last few weeks I’ve left the house a lot. I’ve been spending a lot of time at the pool and the movies and shopping. I encountered so many groups of moms clustered in Target aisles, observing swimming lessons and/or waiting for a movie to start. I could overhear their conversations and I realized they talk about the same shit. All. The. Time. It didn’t matter where I was, it was just variations of the same conversation on a loop. Here’s a mash up with all the topics covered:
Mom 1: We’re trying to keep Felix engaged this summer. It’s so hard since he’s in the gifted program.
Mom 2: I know what you mean! Even though we chose not to do the gifted program since it just seems like such a waste of their time when they’re this young — we’re still struggling with finding more things for Eugenie to learn about. She’s read everything the library has on organic farming, space exploration and algebra.
Mom 3: Oooh … we’re very into organic farming this summer. We found a delightful farm just 60 miles from here where you can go and harvest you own food and pay for it by the pound. It’s such a great deal. The kids and I spent 4 hours picking blueberries and I paid 30 dollars. It was only 90 degrees, but we took water and it was wonderful! I took pictures. Do you follow me on Instagram?
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