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Desperate Working Mommas
Your one-stop site for fanatical television snarking, questionable political analysis, occasional attempts to address the parenting issues facing working mothers, and halfhearted promises to stop obsessing about the entertainment industry, already! Oh, not to mention the random bitching and moaning. There's always that.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
The rhythm IS gonna get you. Eventually.

Oh GOODY! Lookit! It's Karaoke Night at Cat's house!

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You know what I freaking LOVE about this picture? No, not that my girls have the cutest dang matching pj's, or that one can see the bad-A cable lights TGIM installed, or that one can't help but appreciate the SWEET carbonized bamboo flooring he laid which is utterly dazzling in its bambooiness. No, not even that upon closer inspection one can see my little Mack's televised face reflected in the mirror behind Little Miss Drama Queen there on the couch. It's not even the books! Library books! Full of information! Strewn everywhere! All willy-nilly-like! Nope. None of these.

What I love about this picture is the oblivious look on TD's face as he concentrates on the string magic he's teaching himself, utterly ignoring, nay, blatantly disregarding, the karaoke moment going on around him. Because he is 9 years old and apparently WAY too cool for Karaoke Night. To which I say, good heavens! How is he my child?! Is it possible he is a changeling? Switched at birth? The child of a woman with no dramatic or karaoke-loving tendencies whatsoever?! Because WEIRD!

Then? Then, guys? THEN?! TD was made to realize the impossible-to-ignore hypnotic pull of The Phantom of The Opera. You see, Mack and Alli were just about to the part in the song when the Phantom commands Christine, "Sing my Angel of Music!" and she begins those opera chords which (as I have explained before) grow higher and higher and HIGHER until she is singing so high and so beautifully that you can barely STAND IT? And glass trembles, but doesn't quite shatter? And just as they hit THAT note, you know, the note which pierces your very SOUL? It was at that point that TD suddenly succumbed to his roots.

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This here's what you call "Bringing It On Home." And my faith in genetics? Restored.

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Blogger LadyBug commented:

I LOVE the expression on Little Miss Drama Queen There On The Couch's face. LOVE it. She could easily be my child. You know, except for the curly red hair and the fact that she seems to be your child, genetics being such as they are and whatnot. But. ANYway. LOVE the expression.

» 9/20/2005 12:26 PM 
Anonymous kalki commented:

Okay, I haven't even read this yet but I already have to comment and say YOU MOVED THE SOFA! And OMG, I was totally going to suggest that maybe you should move the sofa to that wall, beneath the kickass lights, but then I thought that perhaps I should not stick my nose all up in your business any more than I already had.

But you did it anyway. On your own! And It Looks Awesome.

» 9/20/2005 2:46 PM 
Blogger Cat commented:

We moved the behemoth entertainment armoire to the opposite wall, you see, so it just made sense. Plus? The kickass lights are PERFECTLY aligned now for reading, crafting, shooting the bull, etc. and so forth.

And woman? ALWAYS feel free to stick your nose all up in my bidness.

» 9/20/2005 2:51 PM 
Blogger The Recovering Straight Girl commented:

OMG, YOU are my TV watching KINDRED SPIRIT!!!!

I already set the Tivo. I'll take your advice and just wait and catch up.

I heart Joss!!!

» 9/20/2005 3:06 PM 
Blogger Charlotte in Pa commented:

I wanna come to Karaoke Night!

» 9/20/2005 3:29 PM 
Blogger Ern commented:

So I'm guessing you have the "cool house" and all the kids' friends come over to play there with your kids. Right?

No one can resist the Phantom.

» 9/20/2005 4:55 PM 
Anonymous kalki commented:

See, the moving of the HUGE, GINORMOUS armoire is why I didn't speak up about the sofa location. Not that I wasn't happy to help move that thing, because I was (because I totally didn't lift any of it because your farm boy beast of a husband did it all himself). But because I knew that, at my house anyway, it would provoke a "Let's see the armoire and sofa in every possible furniture arrangement combination" situation, and I was afraid TGYM would kick my ass out of the house. Not that your husband would do that - but mine totally would. He frickin' hates it when I say, "Ooh, let's rearrange the furniture!"

But next time? I will definitely stick my nose in it. Oh yeah.

» 9/20/2005 6:36 PM 
Blogger Circus Kelli commented:

Genetics: Resistance is futile.

Your kids are freakin adorable. Thank you SO much for sharing these pictures with us.

Cat, gawd I love you. If I wasn't already married and engaged to Susie and flirting with Jessica I would totally ask you to marry me.

Is that weird?

» 9/21/2005 7:50 AM 
Blogger Amy commented:

Oh yeah, this is the stuff that makes all the other stuff just fade away...........
Karaoke night at Kats. With the awesome matching PJ kids. And the aloof cats cradle older brother who can't help himself but join in.

Gawd, I love you blog, Cat

» 9/21/2005 4:40 PM 
Blogger Cat commented:

Gosh. I am FEELIN' the love, guys. The LUUUUUUV! Feelin' it! Back at'cha, and I MEAN it!

» 9/21/2005 4:43 PM 

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