Thursday, October 21, 2010

They get their own day now?

The editors at iVillage produced a study in anticipation of Mother-in-Law’s Day next Sunday. The study found that 28% of women reported a “terrible” or “bad” relationship with their hubby’s mom. And when it comes to kids, the feelings were even stronger — 76% said they would never seek parenting advice from a mother-in-law. 83% said they would never ask for relationship advice from their mother-in-law, and 94% wouldn’t seek advice on their sex life from her.

The question that I have is who the heck are the 6% who would seek advice on their sex life from the MIL? How does one broach the subject? Why would one assume that husband's mother possesses some privileged information in this area? Would you have to report back the successful implementation of advice? The questions are numerous, and they are all very disturbing.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

A spare one to keep in the trunk

There's an ongoing joke in our house about me being purchased by SubHub for $60 at the time of our wedding. Meager $60. If you take into account that $60 was the selling price of the wedding band, NOT what he paid for it, SubHub got a very good bargain. But like with any too good to believe deal, there are some minor (or major) defects in the product. I say, still a good investment; he says, he should've asked for buy 1, get one free deal. He's Sephardi, you see. But I digress...

Last week I overheard SubHub on the phone. "You should make sure she's soft, but sturdy. Hairs should be silky, not hard. Try pulling them, they shouldn't come out. Hold her in your hands, she should feel comfortable. Don't get a cheap one; they are more trouble than they are worth."

So naturally I am wondering whether SubHub was doling out dating advice. I wouldn't put it past him. The only thing that's troubling me - SubHub thinks the guy should pay around $10, not much more than that. I thought I was the cheap model. Am I that easily replaced???

P.S. For those overly concerned with women's rights, SubHub was giving advice on buying a paint brush. And referring to brush as "she" because they were conversing in Russian.

You are only as old as your kids make you feel.

I'm too traumatized for the proper intro.


Me: Kids, why don't you play in pretend daycare? You could pretend that your dolls and bears are children. DD could be Miss E, DS could be Mr. C.

DD: (enthusiastically) Yeah!!! And Mommy can be Sandra!

DS: Yeah, Sandra!

(The kicker is that Sandra is a cleaning lady in their daycare...)

Me: (trying to salvage the situation) Why Sandra? Why can't I be another teacher?

DD: Because only old people can be Sandra. Sandra is much older than Miss E, and all other teachers are younger...

Yes, sweetie, nice save! Sandra is only 20 years older than Mommy... If you click on the link, you will detect a pattern here.