This is my first-ever Blog post ! Since I am “opening my door” and inviting you into my home, I think I should introduce my family. (we’re going to use nicknames here, to protect the…um…. innocent ! )
First, there is my always supportive and wonderfully complex workaholic, obsessed with order husband; we’ll call him Gunny.
And then, there are my kids.
Let me ask you, from birth to 21.…. what are the two ages of children that are commonly accepted as THE MOST DIFFICULT?
Answer: the “terrible twos” and the “angsty teens” *
I have ONE OF EACH ! Any Hotline will tell you – this, alone, is justifiable grounds for suicidal tendencies. But, somehow, we get along and get through.
* “angsty” is a word invented by my friend, Anna. It’s a contraction of “angst” and “angry”. She takes the position that language is an ever-growing and evolving “art form”. When a word needs inventing – she doesn’t hesitate to invent it.. and use it. You have full permission to use these “Anna-isms”… it’ll drive your Spellchecker nuts !
I think we’ll call my teenager Cash – because he is always wanting some, spends it like water, and thinks he wants to move out and be on his own…. trusting that money to support himself will simply be plucked off the trees upon which it so readily grows.
My 2 year old son, we’ll call… Napoleon. Although tiny in stature, he is a domineering force who has dictatorial reign over…. everything. Do we feel there is a correlation between this and the fact that he has never – once — been spanked? Just might be ! But then… would YOU have dared to spank Napoleon?
And, then, there are my dogs; two Boston Terrier girls.
While Chula, a Goddess on Four Paws, is the essence of Zennish calm, her sister, Karis is a nervous wreck !and downs puppy Valium by the pawful. Assuming they are not able to retain legal counsel – we’ll use their real names !
So, there you have it
Ginger & Gunny, Cash & Napoleon and Chula & Karis.
The Brady’s we’re NOT. But, we’re MUCH more interesting, we never wear polyester and we have no shag carpeting! STAY TUNED !