Today I found myself cruising the streets of Moose Jaw with Justin Bieber music blaring from the windows of my silver cross-over vehicle which is basically a minivan trying not be a minivan.
Yeah. I'm cool like that.
Why Bieber? Because I have a 7 year old boy who has discovered Bieber and thinks he is God's answer to music. His favourite song is 'Never Say Never'. If you don't have either a small child or a teenage daughter and/or you live under a rock, this is a song Bieber did with Jaden Smith and it's from the movie 'Karate Kid'.
So yes. Three times we listened to it today. All the while I reminded myself that there was a time I possessed a Milli Vanilli tape and thought it was AWESOME... We all have our moments. So I support his Justin Bieber fanaticism at present. At the very least he loves music and that's all I ask of any of my children.
What else should I write about?
Acting like an elderly woman on the brink of Alzheimer's? I was looking for my black work binder today. This led me to even checking my vehicle. Which led to me cleaning and organizing my pretend crossover vehicle. Which led me back in the house, hot and sweaty and I slumped down in my chair and wondered what the fuck I did with it and was slightly panicked. Then I looked to my right. And there it was. On top of my black printer. Which may or may not be located a mere foot away from my laptop. The whole time.
And it was Easter this weekend. Easter. How do we as society, who largely revolts against any sort of organized religion come together in such a wild frenzy of sugar and a, so I've been told, pretend Rabbit? We are not a religious family. My two youngest children know very little about Jesus. I think they know his 'last name' is Christ and that when I use His full name, I'm not impressed and I will be equally unimpressed if they choose to use His name in a moment of displeasure. And I have told them, I think, that Christmas is His birthday. But to connect Jesus with the Easter Bunny would never happen for them. I'm not even sure how Christians make the connection. What does a giant chocolate egg shitting rabbit have to do with the resurrection of Our Lord and Saviour? Why does he hide the eggs/candy? What's his deal? Santa Claus has the decency to celebrate the Lord's birth by bringing gifts and placing them in plain sight. In socks. Who decided that? None of this makes sense to me.
Instead I find myself exhausted at the end. Christmas is especially difficult. There are weeks of preparation involved and the day itself is a never ending stream of celebrating and cleaning and eating and then more cleaning. And not enough sleep. And oh, it's a time to spend with family and friends. As Easter is.
Super. Friends are super. Families have dynamics. They can be super. Super dynamics or super good times but why do we all decide that on this particular date we need to get together. What's wrong with July 17th? Nope. No way. There are no fictional characters bringing shit for anybody and so we will not eat together. It's not acceptable to celebrate as a family unless we are in the midst of commercializing a previously largely Christian/religious celebration.
Sigh, I sound bitter. Ha! I almost typed I "shound" bitter. Which may be more appropriate as I've nearly finished my second glass of wine.
Happy Easter Mothertruckers.