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May 13, 2012
It might take me a couple of days to catch up from this lovely Mother’s Day weekend. I’m sorry to say I’m remiss in not reminding you to jump like a frog today. If you were truly looking forward to a little Mother’s Day leap frog, please accept my most sincere apologies. It was also Blame Someone Else Day, but I think we can celebrate Blame Day on Monday. I’m not sure why May 13 is Leprechaun Day. Perhaps they insisted on a day of their own. I’ve heard rumors that the leprechaun union is very strong. The food of the day was fruit cocktail. We missed celebrating it too, but there is always next year!
Happy belated birthday to Stevie Wonder (1950) and to El Morno friend Stevie Carpenter. I have no idea if Stevie can sing or dance, but more important to the El Morno crew was her review of the first book of the 50 Shades Trilogy. So far she likes the second book better. Naturally, she is only sharing this information so that we can all make our reports to the Legacy of Decency. Happy birthday Stevie!
Velcro was invented today in 1959. Did I have the only kid ever born that would not wear light-up shoes or shoes with Velcro? Light-up shoes and Velcro shoes were “noisy.” Cole surprised me one day when he was almost four by telling me that he could tie his own shoes; he then showed me by putting on his shoes and tying the laces in a perfect bow. He even double knotted them! When I asked him how he learned to tie his own shoes, he told me he had been watching me tie them. I was a proud mother. Later that morning, when I was bragging about Cole’s new skill, a mom wondered if I had noticed that Cole’s shoes were on the wrong feet. I assured her I had but did not want to hurt his self-esteem by pointing it out to him.
Cole asked me today if I had any skinny jeans. I said that I didn’t think I did and then wondered why he had asked. He said he was just trying to figure out if I was “mom enough.” I love my kid.
Mother’s Day. What a great holiday. My sweet mother and Cole are two of the best things that ever happened to me .
Cole gave me a plastic tub full of my favorite things this Mother’s Day: a six-pack of Starbucks, a six-pack of Coke, Hershey bars with almonds, chocolate kisses, angel food cake, my favorite type of notebook and pens, and the piéce de la resistance — three packs of Pixie Stix.
I sent my mom the present she asked for and then had to reassure her that I had not spent too much on her, I over reassured and insulted her, but she said I could make it up to her on her birthday. I love my sweet mother.
Hope to be back on the El Morno track by Tuesday. If you want to find out more about what’s happened today in history, celebrity birthdays, or frog jumping, click May 13, 2011.
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