- The other day Adelaide said to me, "It seems like a long time ago girls liked Elvis Presley the same way girls like Justin Bieber now. And that's just not fair! Elvis Presley is so much better than Justin Bieber!" This was after we fell down a Youtube wormhole that started with videos of The Shirelles and The Platters and ended with Elvis Presley singing "Hound Dog." Adelaide has a classmate who is just the tiniest bit obsessive about Justin Bieber, which has flummoxed our daughter since this girl first pontificated on the subject of her idol. We also watched a 70's-era video of Elvis, and Adelaide was aghast: "What happened to him?!" I said, "DRUGS, Adelaide. Drugs and a reckless lifestyle happened to him. So just remember: You can have all the musical talent in the world, but if you do drugs, you'll end up a laughingstock who dies on the toilet." This seemed to horrify and amuse her in equal measure, which meant my motherly work was done for the day.
|I feel like I'd be more likely to read celebrity rags if all the pictures were of celebrities eating sandwiches.|
- My friend Paige and her herd of children came for a visit the other day. The only thing wrong with Paige is that she moved to the other side of the state a couple years ago, and so I only get to see her a few times a year now. Because of this, there is never enough time to say all the things we need to say. It always feels like we're racing the clock, trying to cram as many topics into our short space of time as possible: "Stitchfix-Sherlock-Harry Potter-Parenting-Books-Church-Peeing Boys-Guns-Blogging-Wait! You can't leave yet! I STILL HAVEN'T ASKED HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS AND THIS AND ESPECIALLY THIS!" Caedmon's already asking to go see "the Other Atticus"; he feels the same way I do on this matter.
- Derek and I are almost done with Midsomer Murders, which means we're about to be in need of another television show to watch together. Suggestions? Please? We loved Sherlock and the aforementioned MM and Friends and Frasier and I can't think of what else. I tend to be the tiniest bit difficult to please with tv, losing interest after only a couple episodes, whereas Derek's a Finisher to the bitter end- but still, we need help! What program needs to be in our lives?