Friday, May 08, 2009

Economy, Bacon and a Mother's Day Tribute (Friday Roundup)

Let's just go ahead and get this out of the way . . . I am sick of this crap, crap, crappity, crap, crap, crappy economy. Care to know why? Because when advertising suffers, so must I. And so must all the nice people I work (worked) with and are now on the street looking for employment.

One morning this week . . . I was caught frying bacon at 6:45 a.m. ON A SCHOOL DAY. Suspicion mounted, and finally, the accusation: "Oh, I get it. Mother's Day is coming." Right. Like my ability to cook something any more complicated than a Toaster Strudel on a school day will net me anything more than a Mimosa and a gift card. Sometimes, a girl just has to have some bacon. That's all.

Speaking of Mother's Day . . . which is SUNDAY, I would like to pay tribute to the four people who I boss aro...I mean, mother. At the risk of being a little smarmy and personal and mother-like, I thought it might be a nice gesture to list three unique qualities about each child. But I'll use neither their names, nor their birth order. It will be like a fun party game, where they can figure out which one is which. Maybe I'll remember the answers and can tell them if they're right or wrong. And if you know me and my kids personally, you can join in on the fun and see who has been particularly well-behaved lately and stands in good favor (and remember, these are in no particular order):

1. writes stories every night, long after everyone is in bed, like we'll never know; will walk right past/around/over Dad to ask me a question; thinks Uncrustables are delicacies

2. the go-to person for inside information on anyone else in the house; the only one who gives hugs without wanting anything in return; vomits when someone says "vomit"

3. decided to go by the name "Roger" as a 2-year-old; truth be told, would probably still like to be 2 years old; creative streak a mile wide

4. occasionally wears a tiara to dinner; can keep a secret better than anyone on the planet; best table manners in the family


And that's the Friday Roundup, a catch-all/catch-up after more than a week's absence. Whether you are a mom, have a mom or know a mom, Happy Mother's Day weekend (clinking of Mimosa glasses here) . . .