Glee. Noun. Great delight or pleasure.

Things That Made Me Feel Glee This Week

Figure skating
White wine with hints of pear
Billy Bryson
Midsomer Murders
My 10 year old's jokes
My 5 year old's made-up songs
My 12 year old's new habit of telling me I'm awesome (for a 45 year old)
Balkan punk
Ceilings painted blue
The Hotel Hershey
Wool socks
Getting rid of junk
My husband's newfound landscaping hobby
People who start conversations with "I'm going to tell you something, but don't think I'm weird, okay?"
Caramel Brulee Latte

Things That NO Make Me Feel Glee 
☹ Crunches on the ball
☹ Mean people
☹ Crunches on the ball
☹ People who say they "hate kids" (see: mean people)
☹ Crunches on the ball
Hearing the song Hotel California

See? I'm pretty easy to please.


MommyTime said...

Seriously. People who say they "hate kids" make no sense to me. It's one thing to say you don't want kids of your own, but categorically to hate all of them? It's sort of like saying you hate eating rather than saying you hate heavily processed foods (or whatever it is you don't really like eating). Also, it indicates to me that they have no imagination. Which may be the root of the problem in the first place. said...

I usually hear people say it when they are with misbehaving kids - or crying babies - but really, usually, it's "misbehaving" parents, or babies just doing what babies do, or children who are behaving normally and people with low tolerance for anything other than Victorian attitudes.

Frankly, I think it's just as bad as categorically saying you hate any category or subset of human beings, even if that hatred is "justified" based upon the actions of a few. We'd call it ageism or sexism or homophobia or racism ...all equally as ugly as saying "I hate kids."

Venus said...

Ok, I think we may actually be soul mates... You like Midsomer a murders, too?!?!? M and I are just restarting the entire series via Netflix since he hasn't seen any yet. Always fun to go back to the beginning.

And... Barnaby would never do crunches on a ball.

Home Hinges said...

Love this post! Midsommer Murders-love British tv.

I don't have any children of my own, but I love my nieces and nephews and can totally sympathize. Also, what kind of a world would it be without children? Children bring such fun and joy to life. A world with only adults would be a boring world.

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