This is totally stupid but until I read Steenky Bee’s guest post on Two Dogs Running, I had no idea that I did not know how to spell patootie. I guess that I’ve never come across the opportunity to spell the word patootie. But there you have it. I’m 40 years old, I have used the word many-a-time in conversation, I’ve called my husband a rat’s patootie, but have never actually typed or written the word, not once. If I’m going to accuse someone of behaving like rat’s patootie shouldn’t I be capable of spelling the word?
This is the type of weird, randon, ultimately meaningless stuff that I’ve been thinking about recently; words I’ve spoken but never actually written, or pointless things I can remember, like minute details from any movie I’ve ever seen. Why can’t I remember other important stuff like birthdays or that my son’s name is James not Buddy? Why does it matter that I’ve never thought about how to spell patootie and why do I care? Ack!