Wednesday, January 12, 2005

I sure hope my kids are more respectful.

First the good news: People apparently want me to continue blogging.
The bad news? I'm going to indulge them.

Seriously though, it's been a long, long time since I've written anything here. And that kind of makes me sad, because there's a bunch of stuff I've wanted to put up. Unfortunately, I don't really have the time right now. After the next two weeks pass I should be able to find some real time for writing, but until then I'm just gonna keep it quick and simple. I do have one little reflection, spurred by the just-passed holiday season, to share right now:

Remember when you were little? And you gave "coupons" as gifts? You'd have to fill in the yellow slip of paper with a chore and so they'd say little things like, "One free: Dishes for a week with no complaining." or "Redeem to have the living room vacuumed." Yeah. For anyone hanging onto those, I'm afraid they expired a long time ago. I know the expiration date isn't printed on them, but how awful would that be? Say its 35 years down the road, and I'm governor or something when I hear a knock, knock, knock on the door.

"Hmm, who could that be? Oh, hi Mom! I'm in the middle of a budget meeting right now could I get bac- what's that in your hand? A chore coupon? Are you serious? Here? Now? In front of the Speaker of the House? Well... Fine. Yeah, sure, I guess I can oblige. It was a Christmas gift after all. What's the card say I need to do? Change a diaper? But... you don't have any kids in diapers anymore, only Da-Ooooooooohhh."


Eric Michael Peterson said...

about time that you are back up and running......

CAL said...

Your kids will NOT be more respectful than you. Something about "the sins of the father..."

Alan said...

if you're back to the schooling now you have to go see the Postsecret showing at the Anne C. Fisher Gallery..... or i will hit you over the internet