This doesn’t REALLY need a witty title, does it?
Posted by L.A.
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I hope you’ve read Lady B’s latest before heading over here. The first part sounds like me and my inability to write anything good. Writer’s Block Alert. Thank God I’m on a computer and just hit delete. In paper terms, I’m sure I would’ve killed a tree or seven already.
In fact, after reading Lady B’s blog, I realized the frustration of my life and did this:
“I am EXACTLY what you are feeling!” I then proceeded to text Poof about the post.
Nothing I write sounds good. I may have chuckled at what I’ve written when I’ve first written it, but then I read it again a day later…
Therefore, I present to you:
Last weekend was spent in St. Louis, MO, where I was born. It was my grandma’s 90th birthday. The whole family got together and it was a very nice celebration. My grandma only criticized me once, mostly because I have an adorable child for her to love more than me.
VS also came in for the weekend, which meant we got to spend lots of time dishing about how amusing our family is.
“I remember when we were little, and we aspired to be our parents,” I tell her. “We were so young and innocent.”
“That’s when our parents were cool,” VS responds. “And when we were delusional.”
“Remember when I told you I wanted to be as tall as Dad and you told me Dad was too tall and I’d be a freak?” I remember fondly. “And you said you only wanted to be as tall as Mom.”
“Mom was tall then.” VS is getting a little grumpy now.
When L.A. was five and VS was seven…
L.A.: “I’m going to be as tall as Daddy.”
VS: Daddy is too tall. You’ll be weird looking. I just want to be as tall as Mommy.
When L.A. was twelve and VS was fourteen…
L.A.: “I’m taller than you.”
VS: “You are not. We are the same height.”
Dad: “Typically, younger siblings do grow to be taller than older siblings.”
VS: “I hate that you were born after me.”
L.A.: “I’m so tall!”
When L.A. was sixteen and VS was eighteen…
L.A.: “I’m taller than you!”
VS: “I hate you. You’re annoying.”
L.A.: “Remember when you wanted to be taller than mom? Well, you are!”
VS: “Mom, are there ANY tall people in your family??”
Mom: “Oh, sure!”
Mom: “My uncle was 5’6”!”
.And THAT, my friends is why my family doesn’t get together that much and also why I haven’t blogged.
Since my writer’s block has been beating the shit out of me, I decided to instead paint my frustration. And that spawned a Zazzle. And a t-shirt. Which once I get, I will post a picture of me wearing it, and hopefully, it’s irony will kill my writer’s block.
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Posted on October 3, 2011, in PSA, Twatterpants and other social networks, We Think We're Funny, Words and Phrases and tagged 90, Asians, birthday, family, Genetics, Height, Reunions, Writer's Block. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.