|Day 2 of Shake It Like It's Your Blogoversary|
It was beyond sweet and wonderful to read your comments from yesterday. Thank you.
I'm printing that stuff OUT and folding it up nice and tight and carrying it with me in my breast pocket to pull out and read whenever anyone tries to tell me I'm NOT all that. Like at the post office. Oh, yes, I am--all that, and pulling it out.
I might just laminate it, too, and tape it to my dashboard. Yes. That would be cool.
Today, during weekaversary, I am celebrating my very first guest post. It was for LOL., and ran on April 23, 2010. I WAS SO PROUD.
The post was called, "Hasten, Children, The Hour is Nigh," and I had SO MUCH fun writing it. Here it is:
Me: “Children, 'tis morning! get thee down, do not be as fools!”
2nd Oldest: “What is she talking about now?”
Oldest: *sigh* I think she wants us up and downstairs for breakfast.”
Baby E: “Do we have to come down already, Mom?”
Me: “Hast thou not heard my words? Do ye not hear? That I have had need to raise my voice to you, yet you have not quickened your step? You think that all is well, but I have asked you to complete the task assigned unto you—and yet it is to be seen!”
Oldest: “Alright, Mom, we’re coming down….but we have off today, and all week, remember?”
Me: “Off? It is slovenliness! You speak of slovenliness! I have not languished in my bed, and yet I am renewed of strength and spirit! I strike while the hour is present, I have shown you this ten times by ten times, so you may see it as truth. But you still have no faith in my ways!”
Baby E: "Mom, I don’t want to have breakfast now. I want to just stay upstairs and play with my Legos for awhile first. We're off, Mom.”
Me: “Laughter? Play? You shall hear neither until our tasks are done on this day. And when your stomach cramps with hunger, then where shall you look for what was once laid before you? No, child, no, I warn you to be careful of which master you choose to serve.”
2nd Oldest: “We’d better go downstairs, I know her.... she won’t stop.”
Me: “Do my sons refuse their mother? Is it because I am a simple woman? Is it because I do not strike fear in your heart? No, it is not fear that I want you to act upon, but love….yes! love, for what else is there for me to give? Children, come, come! That I may quench thy thirst, and warm your bellies with that which I have labored to set before you.”
2nd Oldest: “*sigh* Don’t tell me, let me guess, Mom’s been staying up late watching The Ten Commandments again.”
Oldest: “Yup. Easter time.”
Me: “Come, my oldest, for my love for you is stronger than any fierce wrath which you may have, O my teenage son. Come to me, all my sons, arise! to greet a day, let us go forth, let the trumpets sound! and let us surrender our hearts to the treasures of a day of which we have never seen!
The Caravan awaits to take us to our journey. We must go with all speed!”
Baby E: “Does that mean we're supposed to get in the van? Guys?”
I was so excited to be featured at my friend, Robin's, site, Laugh Out Loud. She was one of the very first bloggers I met. If you'd like to be part of the all star line-up of the best of the sit-down comedians at LOL, send your funny post or story to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're featured, then you can proudly have the LOL button up on your blog, too. I hope you try it.
See you tomorrow for more of weekaversary! And, thank you for being here with me this week, and celebrating. There'd be no party without you.