We often chastise my son for acting helpless all the time. He's always asking someone to do things for him and we think that he's just lazy but we may need to rethink that. He just said, out of the blue and without a trace of irony, "I got it out of the oven without anyone's help." Now you need to know that he was talking about a frozen pizza, not a 20 lb turkey. And not only did he say it without irony, he even sounded a little bit proud of himself.
I have been working all week at the school where Bren Bataclan did his presentation. He came back yesterday to get started on a mural that he is designing and painting on the cafeteria wall. At his presentation, he had groups of kids work together on sketches of things that he was going to put on the mural. Imagine the kids' delight when he they went to lunch and saw him working with the sketches they drew hanging up under the mural as he worked on it. There was a palpable sense of excitement as they realized that they were seeing their work come to life. One 5th grade girl told me that she was going to ask him if he would be her biffle. Of course I was totally baffled by the biffle until I realized that she meant BFFL! Then I was ROFL.
The other day my husband and I heard "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on the radio. Now I am totally dating myself but there used to be a time when the only way to see music videos was to watch "Friday Night Videos" at midnight on, you guessed it, Friday night and being teenagers, we made a point of staying up to watch. Seems totally unbelievable now doesn't it? Although maybe not, MTV and VH-1 seem to show anything but videos these days. I thought a video from that era on this blog every Friday would be a nice addition to the Saturday morning series. And "Total Eclipse of the Heart" is a perfect one to start with. Not only was it a "Friday Night Video" favorite but it is also dated enough to make people think "What were they thinking?" especially with those bright eyes. Happy Friday, here's the link.