5 And A Beagle

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Life Imitates . . . . A TV Sitcom 

Yesterday, while driving home with #5, I experienced a moment that dragged me back to the 1970's.

I was telling #5 how Gramma wanted to take all us 'girls' away for a weekend. That would be me, my mom, #4 and #5.

#5 stopped me before I could even complete filling her in on the details. "I'll go, but only if #4 doesn't go! I don't want #4 to come along because everytime Gramma sees her, she always goes on and on about her. " "Didn't you hear her yesterday? As soon as #4 came in the room, Gramma said 'Oh Grampa, look at #4, isn't she pretty?' Blah, blah, blah!"

What #5 fails to remember is that Gramma also praises her. But jealousy has a way of skewing things, doesn't it.

The funniest part was when #5 finished off by saying in true
Jan Brady form
Marsha, Marsha, Marsha
except of course she used her own sisters's name. Out came a plaintive cry of "Kristen, Kristen, Kristen. That's all I ever hear!"

I couldn't help but laugh while trying to reassure #5 that she's loved every bit as much as her sister and brother and that she is a unique individual and shouldn't put herself up for comparison to others.

I'm sure she already knows these things, but that doesn't stop the old green monster from rising to the surface once in awhile. So long as she doesn't go out and pick up a black, curly wig ;)

Icarus is now a mere 15 rows from completion. Sigh.
A new baby sweater has been started for a second cousin in Italy that just had a little boy. Ian Slaifer-Ziller - isn't that a good old italian sounding name? Haven't seen pictures yet, but I'm sure he's a cutie.

Speaking of pictures, I can't post any until I find the camera. I wish all gadgets and gizmos came with paging beepers, then I'd stand a chance of finding mine.



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