I read a few old posts of mine recently and I noticed that I used to be kinda funny.
I’m not so funny anymore. What is up with that anyway?
Well you know what? I have realized that I need to stop taking every gosh-derned thing so seriously already.
You know, like the fact that I completely forgot to put the full trash bin out by the curb for pick up this last week.
Does life stress me out? Sure. Third-grade homework, meal planning and boot-wearing (only temporary) and laundry and why? Why does it? Because this is pretty awesome, this life I get to live with these really great kids and husband. The piles of laundry and dishes and grocery shopping are simply signs that I have these beautiful, amazing people in this life with me. And most of the time I want to kiss the kids’ cute faces (and Dad’s too) and laugh at their silly jokes and hilarious dance moves when their Dad puts on the tunes on a Saturday morning…
The hubs started “DVRing” (that’s a verb now, you know) Totally 80’s on VH1 on Saturday morning. Yeah, there’s no room left on the DVR because of it but it’s totally worth it to sing to Starship’s “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now” from the movie Manequin. You gotta love a video where the dude and chick’s hairstyles are totally the same.
Especially when the eight year old says, “Is that a DUDE?!?!?”
And then the kids are dancing all over the living room to a song that they have never heard before but that I listened to over and over again from a CASSETTE TAPE (rewind!!). Or one that I did not have on tape and would just PRAY it would be the next track they played on the radio.
Oh my gosh, they know nothing of this… “Mom, play that song off of your phone, you know, ‘Undefeated, Undeafeated!!”
P.S. a 2-year old singing Undefeated is THE cutest thing.
And they are exceptional dancers.
And by “exceptional” I mean totally funny to watch.
G’s moves are nothing short of
hilarious awesome. And it’s all grand until someone does too many twirls or turns and rams into another one.
But of course it only makes me laugh harder…
OH wait. Where was I?
Oh yeah, I used to be funny.
I’m going to try to bring some of the funny back.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
Oh and BTW, the video to Take On Me is still completely RAD.
But THIS song was my very favorite back in ’88 and if you remember this song you get thousands of Miss Elaine-ous Life BONUS points!
My friend Tina and I spent HOURS listening to this one and dreaming of our long-haired, jean jacket-wearing boyfriends
that we did not actually have.
Oh and here’s a fun(ny) picture of me from 1988, you know, to make you laugh.
You’re welcome. See? I’m totally funny