"Well how was I supposed to know that I was supposed to get ready!
What am I, a mind-reader? Jeez." ~ Lukas, age 5
This was stated in the van on the way to school in the morning; after he had been told repeatedly to put on his clothes, jacket and boots. Just the same as every morning that has come before. Somehow he missed the fact that while he was reading a book on the couch, in his underwear, the rest of us had our jackets on and were heading out the door. I know, routine sure is hard to get into when things happen exactly the same every damn morning.
True to form, the sharing of these photo's is better late than never.
Over Thanksgiving the family staged an impromptu photo shoot out on the folks farm. I believe that the original goal of the photos was to share them with our relatives who thought they were living it up in Hawaii at the time - we hads to show them what they was missin :)
The end result was so gosh-durn amazin though that we had to share them with everyone. The response was great, it sure showed us the people who share our sense of humour and have the ability to not take things too seriously. I haven't looked at some of these photos in a few months, but they sure had me smiling tonight.
~Please note, these pictures were taken in the spirit of fun. As such,
no possums, chitlin, or varmints were harmed during the shooting
of these photos. Also note, shooting refers to the click of the camera.~
I'm quite certain that you are simply dying for more advise from darling Heloise. Hang on to you knickers ladies...
Pearl Number Two "And girls, another thing. Jar loose once in a while and spend a few nickels or dollars on yourself. Don't do without those few simple things that would make your life easier, such as a carpet sweeper, plumber's friend, feather-duster, and pants stretchers. Spend that few dollars for them."
Thank you dear Heloise for the encouragement. I am off to The Walmart to finally buy myself the carpet sweeper and two *gasp* pants stretchers! Finally, someone has made me believe that I am worth a few indulgences.
While browsing through a local thrift shop last night I came across this delightful gem of a book. I had a premonition that it would be enjoyable, and my was I right! I have to admit that while I find much of the book hilarious, my dear Heloise has managed to give me an idea or two... especially in the child-rearing section.
This book is so amazing that I simply have to share parts of it with you.
All right ladies, pour yourselves a nice glass of sweet tea, kick off your heels and sit for a spell while I share with you some of, as I like to call them, Heloise's pearls of wisdom.
Pearl Number One
"So, relieve your mind of a lot of its frustrations by simply accepting the fact that you are a woman. Next, make yourself believe that you do the best you can. Probably you do! Tranquilizers are expensive... so are doctor's bills. Instead of worrying yourself into a state of jitters over keeping a "perfect" house, let this book show you how to make it easier for yourself."
Did anyone else read the quote in Betty Draper's voice? I was reading Heloise's nuggets to my husband tonight using my best dramatical interpretation of a 1960's housewife, and I think he would have laughed more if it hadn't made him so uncomfortable. He said that he was uncomfortable because it made him think back to the good old days when men were kings. I'd like to think he's a tad more evolved than that. ~Just joking darling!