Friday, October 29, 2010

I want to thank you, Halloween.

Dear Halloween,

I just want to say that I heart you. I love the way you have treats at my disposal at every turn. A hershey's kiss here, a twix bar there, a handful of caramel popcorn, just 'cuz. Just Cuz!

Everywhere we go and everyone I see has candy or can get to candy, relatively easily. I want to thank you, Halloween. I don't know what it is that we are supposed to be celebrating, exactly, but I don't care. I am just happy that I can be part of this candy-thon. The "rules" are we have to dress up to get these treats, but that's not totally true, people are so willing to give out candy throughout the month of October, that a costume is just an added bonus. Even the supermarket gives out treats. It is really a great time for sugar junkies like myself. So I write you this letter, just to say thank you. Thank you just for being you.

Saylor 2 year old, and Michael, 37 year old.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Athena-ism #492

Conversation in the car

Me- I was thinking that we should have cupcakes for your birthday.

Her- I don't want cupcakes, I want a cake.

Me- Well, I was thinking cupcakes so that you could pass them around to your friends (plus it would be a hella easier to cut, clean, serve. And they would be infinitely cheaper than a cake) .

Her- But, I want a cake.

Me-Ok, yeah, ok, sounds good (I start thinking about picking one up at costco the day before party).

Silence in the car (don't see much of this action. ever)

Her- I want it to be black. With two astronauts holding hands. one is me and one is saylor.

more silence in the car

Her- and I want Jupiter on it. Yes, JUPITERrrrrrrr.

Long pause and more silence.

Me- (in tears thinking how HARD this would be) cupcakes are so much fun, they're like mini cakes, so each person can have one of their very own.

Her- No, I want a cake. Please.


So it'll look like this....but with a black background....two astronauts.....holding hands....Athena instead of Xander....and Jupiter.....the fifth planet from the sun and the solar system's largest.

Easy as cake. :(