Sunday, December 16, 2007

Exploding Grammar Headache


Given my recent laxity in posting, what power on Earth could make me post twice in one day?

A GROCERS' APOSTROPHE, that's what. ON MY CHRISTMAS CARDS. The ones I was planning to send out TOMORROW.

Misplaced apostrophes make Mommy angry.

Bad Target photo people. Bad, bad, bad. If I had a ruler, I would smack you with it.

Now my poor husband is driving back there in the dark, in the snow, to argue grammar with a highschooler getting paid ten bucks an hour. I wish him luck, given the girl I just spoke with on the phone about the problem was about as educated as a box of rocks.

I guess you get what you pay for. Next year, I am totally making the cards myself by hand for eleventy billion cents a piece with scrapbooking crap from Archiver's.


John J. said...

Update: The Target employee that fixed our issue (no confirmation on whether it was the same person Jaelithe talked too), while not quite understanding the issue at first, was curious enough to ask me more about it as she was fighting the computer to bring our order back up and fix it. She also asked to keep the old ones to use as a "Don't do this" example, thus scoring one for both our son's celebrity and for grammarticians everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I came across your blog today after googling cardinal glennon feeding team. My daughter has an appointment there tomorrow. I have only read a few of your posts, but it seems as though things didn't go so well for your son there. Hope he is doing better. Like I said, I have not had a chance to read all of your posts, but what I have read brought a smile to my face and made me chuckle a bit (something I don't do often enough these days). Thanks for the humor.

Jaelithe said...


Please feel free to email me anytime at if you would like to talk about your child's eating issues, whether you are seeking advice from someone who has been there, someone understanding to rant to, or just a shoulder to lean on. A lot of other parents have emailed me on this topic. You are not alone.

I hope the feeding team works out for your child. If not, you may want to contact PS Kids occupational therapy services-- we are working with them currently, and they are great.

Lisa said...

This reminds me... Been meaning to get your address to send ya a card! Will e-mail ya.