Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Super Tuesday, Indeed.

The Man-Cub is running for Mayor of his classroom. Last night he and The Girl worked on his speech for an hour before they were satisfied with the results. Then, she coached him from the sidelines as he practiced the speech first in front of the mirror and then in front of Hugh and me. All of which makes The Girl his campaign manager, apparently.

When I asked the Cub how many of his classmates were running he said “All of them” which made me giggle. Of course, if he can convince even one of them to vote for him instead of for themselves, he will win by a landslide.

If he does win, I will be required to bake celebratory cookies for his entire classroom as it was one of his campaign promises and no; I was not consulted prior to him adding it to his speech. You would think his campaign manager would know better. Tsk, tsk.

Changing the subject totally, yesterday, I finally mastered a task at work that had previously left me scratching my head and sighing in frustration. I cannot begin to tell you how proud I am of myself. No doubt, my High School math tutor, Mr. Kelso would also be so proud.

Changing the subject again, today is Ash Wednesday, which means both the beginning of the Lenten season and my personal pledge to forego chocolate for the duration. This year I decided to up the ante with God and am including candy not consisting of chocolate in my pledge.

You should hear the weeping any time now.


  1. I have never given up anything for Lent. Frankly the prospect terrifies me even more than the idea of New Year's Resolutions, because if I fall off the wagon, I'm breaking a promise to GOD.
    But if all the cool kids are doing it, maybe I should too. Can't be chocolate though- I just bought a fresh bag of Ghiradelli, and it would be plain WASTEFUL to let it sit there and go stale waiting for Lent to be over. Right?

  2. I've decided to give up soda for Lent, which is hard considering my office keeps it in a fridge, there for the taking. Good luck on yours!!

  3. I always tried to do something positive for lent--like everyday for lent I will go out of my way to say something nice to someone I do not care for.