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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Trip to the Hardware Store by Janice Seagraves

A Trip to the Hardware Store
by Janice Seagraves

Life is interesting when you have children, especially a daughter. And mine has a real different mindset.

Not that long ago we went to the hardware store and looked at tools.

Photo by Janice Seagraves

Hubby said, “Help me find some nuts and bolts. I just need a couple. They’ll be loose in one of these drawers."

My daughter looked around and threw her arms in the air. “Why is everything named after a man’s body part, or sounds like sex?”

Me, arching an eyebrow: “What do you mean?”

Daughter: “I mean it’s all called ‘hard-ware,’ right? Think about that.”

Me: “Well, yeah.”

Daughter: “And dad wants me to find his nuts for him?”

Me, trying not to laugh: “Okay. What’s your point?”

She holds up several items. “Screws, bolts, and a rod.”

I smiled. “I suppose your right.”

Daughter: “Then there are names like Ham-her, Screw-drive-her, Joint-her, Compress-her and Fasten-her. It sounds like they doing something bad to a woman, ya know?”

Me: “I never thought of that.”

Daughter, shaking a finger: “And don’t get me started on power tools.”

Gulp, at this point I was afraid to ask.

Next we went to the checkout line, and it was one of those places where you check yourself out.

Then my daughter yells: “Dad, don’t go in there, your nuts are too small.”

I hate to admit it, but I just lost it. I was laughing so hard tears streamed down my face.

My husband, blushing badly, had to lead me out to the car.


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Suzie Tullett said...

Hilarious... I have sons and if these observations had ever crossed their minds they'd probably have giggled rather than got annoyed! x

LKF said...

I never looked at it that way. Now I won't be able to go to hardware store without laughing to myself.
Great story. It left me the perfect way to start my day, with a smile.

Molly Daniels said...

LOL....the spouse and both boys love going to Lowe's!

Tina Donahue said...

OMG, I haven't laughed this hard in quite some time. Your daughter sounds delightful. :)

Adele Dubois said...

Well, men named the tools, right?

Fun post.


Tony-Paul said...

Referred here by Molly Daniels' blog today. And enjoyed it. It's nice to have writers looking out for other writers.

Paris said...

I swear that I will never look at my husband's work bench again without laughing! Thanks for the fun post:)

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Suzie,

Thank you. Maybe it's only a think a young woman would notice?

Hi Lynda,

Thank you. I'm glad it made you smile.

Hi Molly,

What man doesn't love a hardware store?

Hi Tina,

Oh, yes, my daughter does have her own views of things and gets me with them. LOL.

Hi Adele,

Thank you.

Hi Tony-Paul,

This is a good blog.

Hi Paris,

Thank you and I didn't either.


Sandy said...

LOL How old is your daughter? Poor hubby! That's so good.

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Sandy,

She was a senior in HS when this happened.


jean hart stewart said...

What a smart her!

jean hart stewart said...

What a smart her!

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Jean,

Thank you. We love her too. :D
And she keeps us on our toes.


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