Tom: Mom, I need some new clothes hooks.
Me: ok, I just found a couple the other day, they are hanging over my door. (pointing to bedroom door right in front of me.)
Tom: (walks over and stares, confused, at the over the door hooks)… (looked a little more)… (went to a different door to look at other hooks)… (looked a little more)… (then, I swear to God, you could see the little light bulb go off over his head.) Oh! I don’t mean those kind of hooks, I need the other kind.
Me: ok. What other kind?
Tom: (acting this out with his hands) You know. The kind that is a triangle with a hook on the top.
Me: (doing my best to not fall out of the chair laughing) Uh… you mean hangers?
Tom: yeah, that.
4) I just put money on my electronic S!arb4ck’s card and used it for the first time ever this morning. OMG – I love it!!!! I love technology. How cool is it to flash my phone at someone and have them hand you a chai latte. (I am also very thankful that S!arb4ck’s is not remotely convenient to my normal routine and is only possible occasionally)
5) I think therapy should be mandatory for all humans. (I’m ignoring all manner of far more important social issues here – like food and education and safe housing and I’m well aware of that). Sometimes it’s helpful to get through a particular situation and that’s fantastic – but really – I just think it’s so important for all of us to truly know and understand ourselves. I so believe you can’t truly be there for anyone else unless and until you can own your own faults and fears and walls and understand how they can affect others. And I say this just as no where near being able to truly look at them all for me as everyone else – but I am totally aware I still hide things even from me.6) I am glad I’m blogging again – I do so enjoy it.