The Odd Directions

One day, we were sitting chatting with our friend. One of our children came up and asked for an ice cube tray. We had one in the RV somewhere, I knew.

I matter-of-factly said, “Look above the sink or in the shower.”

Our friend laughed.  In the shower?

Someone had given us the RV, for which we were extremely grateful.  But the shower never worked, and we didn’t want to spend money to get it fixed, especially since it could be a mold risk anyhow. So, we had used the shower like a little storage closet, for paper plates, napkins, empty yogurt containers…and maybe the ice cube trays.

I hadn’t thought about it, but after our friend laughed, I got a great chuckle out of how funny that sounded.  The more I thought about it, the funnier it was.


Have you ever said anything that seemed normal to you but funny to others? 


About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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2 Responses to The Odd Directions

  1. Kris says:

    ha! yes! during some of my sickest days when our children were young, I had adopted the idea of using spoons to describe how much or little energy I had. That why my husband could understand what I truly needed him to do. One day, after having supper, my husband and daughter were washing and drying dishes. I told him, I had no more spoons. Our daughter proceeded to open the silverware drawer and pull out the soup spoons. “Mom, here’s more spoons for you!” Awe… sweet Girl! She literally thought I needed spoons. If solving my lack of energy was ONLY that easy!

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