Thursday, January 24, 2008

Another good one...

I have been so exhausted lately. Feels like I am walking through mud. But I finally got some good sleep the other night, and had this dream:

I was at a children's touch football game. I was cheering for the team that was playing against the team Ward Churchill was playing for. Every time Mr. Churchill would get the ball taken away or his flags would get pulled as he ran the ball, he would jump up and down and pitch a little boy fit. I found this amusing, and not the slightest bit surprising, in spite of the fact that his 10-12 year old teammates seemed to be able to keep their emotions in check.

As I was enjoying the game, my newly adult aged daughter came up and sat next to me.

"Here you go, Mom. There's that list I was telling you about."

"List?" I asked, confused.

"Yeah, the list. The list of all the things I don't like about you. For convenience, I alphabetized and categorized it for you."

I gotta tell you...I think I liked my Hillary Clinton dream a lot better.

5 comments:

Living My Dream said...

Whahahahaha! That seemed to be a nightmare! We can't seem to win. Either we do without sleep, which is it's own kind of nightmare, or we sleep and have odd dreams that make us want to be awake! I think you should just come and see me and we could stay up all night playing instead of sleeping, or wanting to sleep! :)

Kim

Brittany said...

She hasn't ACTUALLY mentioned a list like that anytime, right? If so, she's got an aunt who'd like to have a word with her...

Calamity Jane said...

Well my friend seems I came just in time, let me take a crack at this one.

Ward Churchill actually refers to Winston Churchill who represents Europe, fat people, smokers of cigars and of course people who walk around naked in their home as we all know Mr. Churchill was wont to do. His throwing the little boy fit and your amusement shows that you have no desire for those basic carnal instincts that you saw in that odd fat man. These are things you have put away, shown by the cheering for the other team consisting of children. The children of course represent innocence which you are trying so hard to uphold as a mother of all living. As your daughter came up to see you I am sure that you felt some joy, until you heard of the list of things that she was telling you about. This shows your ability and willingness to listen to your childrens concerns. But the things that this older daughter (who actually represents a younger version of you) doesn't like about you are mere symbols of those things you have picked up during the process of growing age-ed. I think number one on the list if you would have read it was = stop going to children's touch football games when none of the children are yours just to watch an old fat cigar smoking nudist english statesman throw a hissy fit.

I hope that helped.

happy mommy said...

Oh, that was awesome, Calamity...you are goooooooood.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

I'm not supposed to laugh, am I? I'm so sorry. this is really funny. Thanks for the laugh this Valentine's Day and may you have a great one and a daughter who says, "Here's my list of all the reasons I love you." Not happenin' I know but maybe if you go to sleep with that in mind you will dream and then...