I had an awesome childhood. The part that was left to me, anyway. Sure, there were bullies and snoopy elderly neighbors, and Mom grounding me for something every couple of weeks. But back in the eighties we has freedoms, and incentive to use them. There was one TV in the house and we kids did not control it. But there were parts and playgrounds and bike rides, and ridiculously invented dramas to occupy our days. My friend from up the street, Brian, and I kept busy for a week spying on a highly organized assassins ring, at least until it got boring pretending that the squirrels were after us. Long before I ever heard the name Boo Radley, I was dropping things into the hollow tree on Brian's front lawn. I imagine I fed plenty of feral cats and bats and mercenary squirrels a lot of wrigley spearmint gum (torn in half like my grandmother taught me) and the one transluscent white Lifesaver fro the roll. I can accept red, orange, yellow, and purple, but not cloudy white. Better that the mercenaries eat those.
I was my kids to have awesome childhoods, too.My daughter's on her way, but my sons are young.They need to be taught not just to think outside the box, but also to read the box once you've flipped it around. Sometimes it says "NOT FOR CHILDREN" anyway. So why the fuck do they want you inside the box. it's a bloody trap!!
I was my children to collect. For years when she was younger, Ryan collected Buddha figurines. Mostly fat buddhas, but sometimes the thin peaceful ones. It made it a little easier to shop for her.Gave her something to enter in the county fair for a ribbon. And every once in a while she'd see one which would become a goal. A jade one, or a gold-plated one. It was a nice tradition.
My sons are 5 and 3. I think I could get the older one (Tommy) to collect Godzilla movies and merch, if he's agree to be careful with it. MY 3yo, if given $25 and left to pick his own toy no matter what, would pick fairies. Ir princesses.And I could run with that. I could contribute to his collection but could his father? I don't know. I just want my kids to feel safe here like I did. So they can feel okay riding their biked=s to the park, or the grocery store for chips and juice.
I may have to kill the internet a few times and then bitch about mediacoe until they get out of the house.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
I haven't blogged in a long time, I know. And it's not deliberate; I just haven't had anything blog-worthy to talk about. Like has been plugging along, with a few notable milestones but not many. Tommy started kindergarten, Ryan has a date to homecoming this year (pix to come), we are almost done moving, and I took my position as VP of the school music boosters organization. But I haven't really felt like writing anything, which is odd since I was inspired to blog about wanting a new laundry hamper. I'm weird that way. I'm not even making the kids' Halloween costumes this year. But I am alive, and all is well. Maybe I'll run around the house and take pictures for y'all.
Posted by chronicbliss at 9:18 AM
Sunday, August 11, 2013
You know what I want for Xmas this year? A dark brown wicker (real or faux) laundry hamper for my bedroom. It seems so stupid, and it's only $30 at Walmart, but it's exactly the kind of thing I won't buy myself. Because it is purely a luxury. It'll look nice, but a laundry basket, or cardboard box, or laundry pile on the floor will work just as well. I'd like a dark brown wicker hamper, but I don't need one. And thirty bucks for a glorified laundry basket is a lot to pay for something you can't even justify for yourself. But I'd like to have it, and if it goes on sale I may buy it. But, man, would it be cool if my family bought it for me.
Posted by chronicbliss at 10:28 PM
Thursday, August 01, 2013
I bought a hammock and stand online, on a sale site, for $150. That's a good buy for a hammock and the stand. But then when it came, it was just the hammock. No stand. And of course the order confirmation is long gone. So then I was on a different sale site and found a hammock stand for $60. So I swallowed my miserly nature and bought it. Ryan spend half an hour in the back yard putting it together and then when she was finished she climbed in for a nice rest. And her ass hit the ground. So now I have over $200 sunk into this thing and I think I need a hammock pad for it, too. Is it even worth it anymore?