Sunday, April 25, 2010

Conversations with my Mother

Me: Weird question, do you still have the Ideal dollhouse furniture* grandma** gave us when we were little?
Mom: Yeah, why?
Me (dodgily^) For my . . . .terrarium. ((This is in fact true. Omitted: for the fairies))
Mom (suspiously): Why would you put dollhouse furniture in a terrarium?
Me: I thought it would look cool? ((And it would be even cooler if the fae here stopped stealing my shit all the time and had a place to live))
Mom: I'll look for it.

* - God! Just looking at it makes me nostalgic, all the tiny tiny pieces before swallowing things became an issue moms actually actively ave a shit about. Not to mention it's totes Mad Men before Mad Men! And: it also explains a lot about why I am the way I am.

** - Grandma worked for Ideal even post Rosie the Riveter

^ - I'm out of the broom closet with mom, and she knows a vague bit of stuff I do (esp if it can relate to the tv show Charmed), but she still gets all You're Doing Something You're Not Supposed to Do


Gordon said...

Well, if she has any follow-up questions, just tell her that you think it will add a nice homely touch to your meth lab.

Much less disturbing.

PS - This is super weird but my captcha word for this comment was 'methy'. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the fairies will be happy with their new set-up.

Deborah Castellano said...

I'm excited about our captcha omen!

If my cats started a meth lab instead of lying around all damn day, I'd be thrilled! ;p

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