Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Polishing the Silver

While alarming, discovering that one cannot in fact walk on ones tippy toes by the process of trying and having ones leg virtually disappear from under one and tipping alarmingly close to the floor before catching a wall placed conveniently nearby does in fact have it's lighter moments, as the aforementioned-and true to life-scenario demonstrates.
The seeming loss of ones leg can also come in handy when one is trying to lighten the mood of one's heartsick teenage daughter. Slapstick comedy, even of the involuntary sort, can never be out of place.
Too, the placement of rubber bands stretched in a triangular fashion between ones upper and lower cuspids resulting in slobbery lispy speech of the "thay it don't sthpray it" thort will, one is certain, provide hours of entertainment to the one thus afflicted. One will not mention the ineffective repetitive banging of one's toothbrush against said rubberbands in an hilarious attempt at tooth brushing.
Polishing the silver lining of one's dark cloud does indeed take some doing, but one finds the resulting shine is worth the effort.


Dark Cloud Nine said...

Polishing that silver is an art indeed!!
Sometimes I wonder about that past (and/or that personality type) that made us both more sensitive and more able to smile through the tears.

Brook said...

DCN-we both seem to be working to perfect that art don't we? Smiling through the tears is the most important thing of all most days. Some days the most important thing is laundry. Hey, ask your boytoy if that guy got the package I sent-I never heard one way or the other and that little bit of curiosity is about to kill this cat.

Victoria said...

Dude, you are such a good mom!

Your ability to smile-through has actually gotten ME though some things (since I first read your blog)!

Brook said...

Victoria-Thank you for putting a smile on my face today! Sometimes(okay okay, often)I need a little help with that-especially on rainy Wednesdays. =)

Nej said...

If you can't laugh at yourself, what or who CAN you laugh at?!?!?!?! Makes me think (again) of the magnet on my fridge at home..."Life it too important to be taken seriously."

Brook said...

My point exactly! He who laughs at himself will never cease to be amused...my favorite quote of all time, of course I don't have any idea who uttered that vital truth.