Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Like An Ugly Mama Ape

Yesterday, I was braiding my dirty hair into two braids. Luke helped me afix the ponytail holder, and said, "Mom, you look beautiful!" I began filing the moment in my precious memories file. After all, the sun was streaming in the window and Luke and I were spending time playing games of his design as I ignored the filthy house around me. Henry slept in the next room.

"I'm glad you don't look like an ugly ape this time. You know, an ugly mama ape," he added.

I really can't think of where this comment is coming from. Perhaps this is worth delving into with him, though. It is always nice to avoid looking like an ugly mama ape if one is able.


Lucy said...

Well, I agree with Luke. I too am glad you don't look like an ugly ape this time. Who knows what the future holds, but for now you look like the blond Alaskan-hippie in tighter shirts that you are.

Nancy said...

HA! Those compliments never come cheap, do they? At least he picked an ancestor to compare you to - does that mean they're teaching evolution in kindergarten there? :)

silver lining said...

I'm missing your visits to the yard, to talk and catch up. Your blog motivates me to 1) create an account so I can leave comments and 2) to see humor and compassion in all things!
Wish you were dropping by... marji

Jenny said...


Thanks again for making me laugh!

Luke's comment was all about the muscles--you are a lean, mean, athletic machine. For those of you who just tuned in, Ser is runner--she actually runs marathons--and she does them with a baby strapped to her back, just like the mama ape shown here.

I have to tell you--I so wished we were together today. I'm feeling a little less apelike because I found a great store downtown--they sell the pants you loved. Check out



Ser said...

Thanks for all the fun comments on this short little post, everyone. Marji, I'm so glad you can comment now! You and Nancy both need to start blogs. Jenny and Marji, I have been missing you both and your yard SO MUCH. I am realizing now what a gift it was to have a place to go and hang out where not one but two adults didn't get annoyed and offended by Luke.

Bethany Torode said...

Ser, this is hilarious. I wish you had a post three times a day so I could laugh more often.

Jenny said...


Our yard misses you, and even the Bionicals cry out for Luke. That was such a sweet, sweet time when you could just casually drop by. I really don't know how I would have survived the winters without you!