Friday, October 17, 2008

Ish and Meh

Despite the deafening silence on yesterday's post, I did receive a comment by email from my aunt who told me I was mean, so I'll count it as seven and move on to Friday Favorites, which better get seven real comments before I move on.

I was going to do a list of my favorite things about being thin now that I'm skinny again, like that my kid doesn't slap my butt and say, "It's funny cuz it bounces." True story. But I'll save that list for next week, maybe.

Maybe is kind of like -ish. I love that it keeps me from having to commit to anything while sounding like I've thought it through and considered it. I arrive everywhere at o'clock-ish. I'll be there at 3-ish, let's meet around noon-ish.

Anyway, I was called in May-ish to be the assisstant cub scout den leader for our little band of...boys, so today's Friday Favorites is a list of my favorite things about being in Cub Scouts.





Still thinking.


Josi said...

LOL--I'm Bear leader, so maybe I can help
4--we get cookies at pack meeting

Jami said...

1. I just got released.
2. Love the sylin' shirts.
3. I don't have to wear mine any more.

Melanie J said...

Josi: Am I still a leader if my Bears don't follow me anywhere?

Jami: Disregard my email. I'm going to embrace the khaki. Do you think it's again regulations to Bedazzle it?

Kimberly said...

Hee hee...sounds like a rite of passage more than an enjoyable learning experience.

I should shush though. Callings get passed around pretty quick in a tiny branch like ours.

LisAway said...

That's really a very comprehensive list. I feel like I have a very good understanding of how you feel about Cub Scouts!!

And I forgot to come over from my reader yesterday and tell you what a bad person I thought you were, so you were supposed to have seven. I'll go remedy that right now.

*MARY* said...

I'm trying to get skinny again but not very hard.

Heather of the EO said...

After yesterday's walk, I'm probably just as skinny as you are. I figure I should have lost about fifteen pounds.

Anonymous said...

Now I realize Pack Meetings are different than Den Meeting, but here's my list of favs about attending Pack Meeting each month:

1. The realization that our kid is not weirder than other kids his age.

2. The realization that our kid is not ruder than other kids his age.

3. The realization that our kid is not any more clueless than other kids his age.

4. It's unbelievable how much more I love and enjoy our kid after the monthly Pack Meetings.

Cubmaster Kenny said...

BTW, the above "anonymous" comment was me, Kenny...Melanie's husband.

...stupid slip of the finger...

kelberology said...

Been there done that. 3 years to be exact. Wait til Kenny gets called as SCOUTMASTER like Dave...that's life if you have boys and are active in our church. Everyone that is actually willing to accept the assignment, will be asked. 11 people said no before they asked me. It is done and over with, now Dave gets to do it with the older ones. love ya! Jmaes will have his eagle in about a year and then we shall see cause Noah hates scouts.

Jami said...

Just got your email and responded. Please disregard my response. Bedazzle away.

Alison Wonderland said...

I'm so sorry and (I'm gonna be honest here) I would mock you but I have three sons. In a row. So my time is coming.

Pink Ink said...

I just got released after three years as cub scout wolf leader.

1. My son turned 8 when I got put in. I now have a lot of respect for the people who have to do this calling.

2. I just threw a 4-hour party (what was I thinking?) for my son's 11th bday and I had the boys helping me! And I knew how to break up the fights!

3. I know now how to play ultimate frisbee.

I'm now in Young Women's and played charades the other night. I'm still waiting for the day when this new calling feels like "work".

Emily said...

Melanie, all you have to do is take those handsome little boys to get pedicures.

Then you'll be released.

Trust me.

Eowyn said...

Just laughing my head off here.

Melanie J said...


That's freaking genius.

Linda said...

I just love reading your blog!!!!

kelberology said...

i forgot to tell you that my friend was put in as cub leader and she had the boys clean her house, plant her flowers and sweep out her garage. Yep, a different chore every week. She DID get released very quickly. we laugh about it now.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I'm right there with you, babe. Cept I've never been called to do that (hope I never will be).

charrette said...

Hahahaha! I'd have to think long and hard about that one too!

But I'm not going to say never, or I'll end up in your shoes (just like how we swore we'd never live in Utah, and here we are!)

charrette said...

P.s. There's a fabulous book by Peter H Reynolds called -ish.

I keep it on my desk at all times.