Stuff On My Mom
Mom and I come up with really good ideas. I like most of her ideas. Originally, I didn't think my sister was the best idea, but she has really grown on me. Still, I prefer when she consults with me.
A few months ago, Mom decided that we should write a book of letters. The letters would be based on those irritating letters that people send around the holidays to catch people up on all the activities of the ______ family. Our book of letters would be dysfunctional family letters. Letters home from rehab or catchinf friends in family up after relocating due to "Jimmy" being convicted of child porn crimes. We have had lots of fun with this idea. She writes the letters at work because she does deeply important work and also apparently, some of her co-workers are inspirational.
Last week, I sent Mom a link for Stuff On My Cat. Her cat, Vinnie is large and moves slowly. I thought that she could put lots of stuff on him for fun. She needs a hobby. She took this in an unexpected direction. Here is an actual exerpt from her email to me yesterday.
"I liked that site. We need to discuss my idea for "Stuff on my Mom" inspired by Stuff on my Cat. Has anyone done that? I want to put stuff on my mom and take pictures. I think it would be so funny. Wouldn't Dad's collection of little plastic airplanes look great on my mom? And my collection of shoes from the 80s. And like maybe some muffins. What do you think? I want to put lightbulbs on my mom. And maybe some Meow Mix. And I don't want this to turn into some elder abuse thing, but how about a set of Encyclopedia Brittanica. And those little wedge shaped sponges you use for makeup."
I can't wait to see Grandma for Christmas. I have already started thinking of things I'd like to put on her. Rubber gloves, Legos, My Little Ponies...
It looks like I finally have a hobby. I hope this doesn't interfere with my blogging.
PS: Fringes was lovely enough to let me take over her blog for the day. Read here.