About twice a year I have a serious moment. So here's one now and then we're a'movin' on: Before I went through infertility treatments, in fact, before I ever knew I would have difficulty conceiving, in fact, before I even met my husband... I was this nearing 35, single woman living in an apartment- a four floor walk-up- in Queens NY.
One day, I was at my girlfriend's apartment across the hall (about 8 feet away from my front door). We were all hanging out there: The six of us: My friend, her two pre-teens, my low-self-esteem, my self-pity, and me.
I made a comment: "I know I would be a good mother."
Her daughter, who was about twelve at the time said:
"Lori, you're already a good mother. You just don't have any kids yet."
Not many things can make me shut up but that sure did. And I guess it had enough impact for me to remember it since that twelve year old young lady just turned 26.
I thought I'd pass along that sage quote by a twelve year old, in case, by chance, it might also apply to you.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled shenanigans:
So this week of posts will attempt to ease you out of the horrible little holiday that was yesterday and maybe, hopefully, a little bit back to the world of "When in doubt, ridicule everything."
So this week I may mock the wretched holiday and its traditions:
Taking that special woman in your life out to a buffet lunch. Show how much you love her by giving her the motive, means, and opportunity to eat twice her body weight in macaroni and cheese.
Or the men who treat their wives or girlfriends like crap all year, then on that one day a year, yesterday, spent $200 on a bouquet.
Or saying "I love you" with a card that costs more than a gallon of gas. So if you drived a few miles to buy the card---there goes eight bucks you'll never see again.
Then we might delve into all of the mothers in our lives:
The Mother Teresa's for instance: Those women who are so needy they give and give and give even though nobody asked them to and then get pissed that nobody appreciates it enough.
Just let's all hope that my posting time is up for the week before I run out of different types of mothers to discuss.
If I only get to my Mother A, B, C, D and E files, we'll be fine. But if I have to dip into my Mother "F" files, it could get messy. It's a very thick file---I'm on Volume 42... and adding new entries all the time.
Listen, I gotta go. My boss has been really nasty to me lately. I wonder if it has anything to do with my "Mother 'F'" file. I noticed the other day that Volume 14 was in front of Volume 9... and I don't remember ever putting it there.
I'll talk with ya again tomorrow.