There is one more Cherry Mash on the candy dish. If I take it, I break the unspoken Chamorro rule of leaving the last "anything" for someone else to indulge in. I am determined to reason my way out of the guilt that will undoubtedly surface itself within minutes of Cherry Mash consumption; the guilt, which stems from 12 years of Catholic schooling, female image media propaganda and cultural taboo.
Why don't I just throw treats out instead of placing them on a dish for my staff to enjoy? I know why. I am a good and kind person who loves to see others smile. I love to smile. Smiling is good for the soul. What's good for the soul is good for the body. Cherry Mash will make me smile. I think I might just eat that last Cherry Mash. It's good for my body after all.
So, mom buys me and Yvette a two-month membership to Curves and it isn't even our birthday, or Christmas...or Philippine Independence Day...or one of the four "C" days . It's not a Columbus Day present or is it? Maybe it's Mother-Daughters Day somewhere in the world. Shut up! This isn't a gift plumb-ass, it's a hint!
Tami says that blogging is like leaving your diary on the bed for everyone to read. Why would anyone do that?
I wish I had a brand new purse. My heart's desire is to own my very own Coach Leather Legacy Satchel. Oh, how fine that would be, how I would jump with joy and lavish my appreciation upon anyone who was so inclined to buy me that.
My back really hurts. I think it might be from standing at the sink washing so many dishes after a hard day's work. If only Hope would offer to wash them for me. Of course, she's got other tweenage things to do that are more fun than washing some dumb dishes for her old mom. Besides, I would never dream of taking her away from iCarly, especially since they are brand new episodes she's never seen and all.
Things we can no longer do now that Peyton can read:
1. Shorten bedtime stories by omitting or summarizing the plot.
2. Spell out words when speaking like, "I bought some i-c-e c-r-e-a-m for later when the kids go to sleep"
3. Pretend the candy we are eating is really medicine. "This says Cherry Medicine and it tastes so yucky"
4. Make plans to go out without the kids. "You said d-a-t-e! You're not going to the gas station!"
5. Talk about the kids in front of them. "What! Sommer has a fever?, Sommer you're sick!"