Friday, January 27, 2006

John Scalzi's Weekend Assignment #96: Becoming Your Parents

"A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp."

-Raymond Duncan

Weekend Assignment #96: "For ladies: Name an incident when you thought: "OMG I AM my mother! For guys: Same with your father!" As suggested by Debbted.

Extra Credit: What did your parents do when you told them about it?

-John Scalzi

I can say, quite happily, that it is an extremely rare occasion when I am anything like the circus folk I was raised by or was a sibling to. Yep, I said it...CIRCUS FOLK. See, mom was the "three-headed woman, and dad was the "Human Cannonball." LOL. But still, we do share DNA and although I work at being my own person and leaving all the bad stuff behind me, it is probably inevitable that I will, at times, display some of their wackiness. I do after all give mom credit for my imagination and I know that I got my weird sense of humor from dad. I guess it is the times when I am feeling at my most creative that I actually do stop, and say a little thank you to heaven and hell...LOL...and then remember and appreciate them for the positive parts of my life that only they could give me. I don't really have one defining moment as far as this weeks assignment asks for, unless you count the fact that I am now making middle-age noises, or that I remember when bread cost $1.15 a loaf. LOL. :)

-OndineMonet
"Two Views"
Apple Farm
San Luis Obispo, California
June 29th, 2005
Late Morning

3 comments:

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I'm glad you mostly picked up on the good stuff, and left the rest behind. Me, I ended up with some of each! - K.

Brandi said...

Lol Well I hope I end up like you .. give me the good stuff and leave the crappy stuff at home lol

Brandi
http://journals.aol.com/brandilynneliz/SomethingNew/

Sassy said...

LOL at middle age noises! ;-) Good answer! xox Deb

http://journals.aol.com debbted/SassysSecondWord