Friday, May 6, 2011

Random Notes...


Have you been reading everyone's Mother's Day posts?  They have been so moving that I'm not even going to try and go there in my haze of postpartum hormones...Jora's, Joslyn's, Trina's and Katie's made me especially weepy...and this Anna Quindlen interview on Momfilter is just heavy with parenting wisdom...
However leave it to Tina Fey to make me laugh and cry all in the same breath in Her Prayer for her Daughter:

First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.
May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty.
When the Crystal Meth is offered, May she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer.
Guide her, protect her
When crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age.
Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes And not have to wear high heels.
What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit.
May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers.
Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen. Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, For childhood is short – a Tiger Flower blooming Magenta for one day – And adulthood is long and dry-humping in cars will wait.
O Lord, break the Internet forever, That she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed.
And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister, Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends, For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it.
And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back.
“My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental Note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes.
Amen.
I meant to put together a Mother's Day wishlist earlier this week but went on a crazy iphone enabled shopping spree (who knew you could nurse and spend money with such ease, thank you amazon app...) and gifted myself with some push presents (that's for you Rebecca) from Calypso...like this Antik Batik Tunic...
photo - LA in Bloom

and the new Beastie Boys...

although I stopped short of scooping up yet another pair of No 6's (although I'm still dreaming of these zipper fringe numbers... )

and opted for some bedside tables to round out our new bedroom instead...good thing the hubby is back to work next week and my little windows of free time will be a thing of the past...

Finally, wanted to say a big congrats to Clare & Kathryn on their new space!! It looks gorgeous and I'm totally digging the painted rug...if you are in LA check it out for me (and you know you can always find both collections online at my shop!)
Hope everyone has a gorgeous weekend - I'm psyched about the farmer's markets opening - see you at Mill City! - and looking forward to spending mother's day with my daughters and sending lots of love my mom's way...
xoxo, M

9 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day Michelle! I am so behind on my reader but truly wanted to stop in and wish you well. Hope your weekend is full of loveliness.
    Best,
    Tina

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  2. Thanks for the link! The GP book is so good!

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  3. Seriously, didn't even know about an Amazon app! Will def. download now.

    And that book! Just visited Heather's blog, and left this comment (you know me and my "book" of a comment :)...

    Love this post because I was so excited for this book to come out... not because it's Gwyneth, but because hands down- every single dish that I've made via GOOP has been exceptional, and most have become "regular" dishes... even simple things like maple whipped cream or turkey ragu. Then I started to see lots of "hate" comments, but after I looked at the book myself- I *still wanted it! I have a very good feeling that it's going to be mine tomorrow!

    Happy Mother's Day Michelle!! xoxo

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  4. Thanks for making me laugh today! Hope you have a very happy mother's day!

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  5. Happy Mama's Day, Michelle!!
    xo-k

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  6. where did you find that prayer michelle!! it's great... nice job sharing that one, thank you!! (you made my mothers day!) love - c

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  7. oooh that tina fey is BRILLIANT. this made my day, week, month!


    xoxox

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  8. Oh I love all of this.. those shoes are so pretty and way cool!
    xo

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