The situation reminds Bossy of over a decade ago, when she gave birth to her second child. Bossy would spend all day with her newborn daughter and her newborn daughter’s sweet button nose and her tiny button eyes and other button things like her button butt:
And then Bossy’s son would climb off the school bus from first grade, and he would flop on the bed next to his infant sister and Bossy would marvel at her son’s enormous earlobes and his enormous pupils and his enormous teeth the size and shape of felled dominoes:
While Bossy was on the road for five weeks, she grew accustomed to her baby laptop and its silver Chiclet teeth and its antiglare widescreen eyes. Bossy is trying to embrace her desktop eMac again, but its teeth are too clacky and its face is too round and when Bossy sits down to work she knows she looks every bit as technologically advanced as Matthew Broderick in War Games.
Which is what today’s challenge is all about: in exactly ten words, can you please share with Bossy the way you rationalized your last unnecessary purchase?
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