Monday, May 21, 2012

Do the bustle

I've had it wrong all of these years.  When it's bed time at my house I dim the lights and mute the tv and after I give everyone their last ultimatum kiss I tip toe down the stairs and silently move about the house only to be interrupted by the inevitable and yet startling "MOMMY?"  "MOMMY?"   MOMMY!"  And up the stairs I go.  I don't know why it took so long for me to get it but silence is impossible to sleep to.  Kids needs a bustle.  For me it was my dads tv shows and just knowing he was awake watching them.  Made me feel safe.  For Katie it was the smell of Dick's cigar and the light he read his book by.  So now I do the bustle after I say goodnight.  I put on the news, tidy up, smoke a cigar.  Kidding about the last one.  But guess what?  No MOMMY!  Good stuff.


Looking at this pic of JT I'm thinking maybe he was trying to tell us he was gay back then but we missed the signs.

1 comment:

  1. Firstly, yes on the JT side note. 100%.

    As for the bustle, it's my favorite thing. I used to go to my friend Cortney's house after I had a few nights of insomnia, and I would lie in her bed while she would tidy up the house, prepare food,etc. It would send me into a coma immediately.

    Love the bustle.