Sorry I couldn't help myself there.
It never fails, I'm laying in bed last night attempting to sleep and my brain says, "But WAIT! I have some ideas."
And I say, "Um I'm trying to sleep here!"
At which it replies, "But these are really good ideas. You should totally take your daughter to get her hair cut after here First Communion. Isn't it funny that she wants a blue extension. Ha ha ha. OMG do you remember..."
"Yo Brain, I'm getting annoyed...though seriously...it is kinda funny."
"No seriously! Remember that time you died your hair with Kool-Aid when you were 13!"
"Oh yeah! And then the mom at the slumber party we were at got all mad and one of the girls told her it was her shampoo that did it. Good times..."
So I'm kinda laughing at this point...
"Dude! You should write a facebook post about that!"
"Um yeah, I'm trying to sleep here."
I sigh....the brain reminds me that my Crackberry is right next to my bed and convinces me to do a tiny quick little post.
Marybeth Geer-Smith I miss The Great Bluedini. not only was it the best Kool-Aid flavor ever, but it was also an excellent hair dye.And THEN it has the tenacity to correct me!
"Oh come on Marybeth, you know that Kickin Kiwi Lime was the BEST Kool-Aid flavor ever!!!"
Good point...Kickin Kiwi Lime was totally the most rockin flavor ever.
So um here is the point where I tie this whole Kool-Aid episode into writing and/or parenting.
So writing is like Great Bluedini Kool-Aid, you start drinking it and you think it's the best thing ever!!! But THEN someone places a big fat glass of Kickin Kiwi Lime in front of you and says, "Try this, you won't regret it!"
But you say, "No! This Great Bluedini is the best there is!"
And they say, "Just try it!"
So you do ... and you can't help it, it's better. Well not only is it better, it's Fantastic!
It happens. We write something wonderful and think we could never do anything better, but then we do. We scratch it out and write something phenomenal. And that's ok. As long as we aren't afraid to try that new flavor (aka technique).
As for parenting, give your kids Kool-Aid. It builds lasting memories. And it's ok if they die their hair with it. It washes out. I promise!
So every time I pass the Kool-Aid isle I look for Kickin Kiwi Lime, always end up disappointed though. Now they only make flavors like Watermelon Cherry. UM HELLO! Nobody likes Watermelon Cherry! (Ok so I've never tried it ... I suppose I should give it a try.)