Wednesday, November 12, 2008

You Know, Whatever....

So I had this whole (what I really thought) clever post about religion, or lack there of, however you might see it. It included a Youtube video of Mason Jennings and my very favorite, Jack Johnson singing 'I Love You and Buddha Too.' This is a little ditty I like to turn on the IPod when I am thinking my children need a little religion.

I'm gonna to tell you a secret though, they ask for it. Not only my two little angels, but their friends too. Every Wednesday night on the way to gymnastics (which I am the "to" carpool mom for, I get this as a request. The other big favorite is Bruises. I think they like that because it speaks of Handstands..... "I tried to do handstands for you. I tried to do headstands for you. But every time I fell on you. Every time I fell."

I don't think my amazing ten year old and her awesome friend understand the meaning of this little tune. I'm happy about that. Unfortunately at some point mother nature and father time will unfold the harsh realities of love. Lessons to be learned. Can't get out of it. All I can do is try to teach self confidence. I believe that to be my main job. Believe in yourself. So when they ask for both songs, I always play "I Love You and Buddha too," first. Hoping that it will play until we are almost there. Silly, right? I love hearing them sing it though. Naming all those different Gods, Jesus, Rama, Krisha, Buddha, the whole lot. And they ask me questions. I love love love explaining (way more than I like talking about the Swedes who make a colony where Wilmington Delaware is, who the hell cares about that?) that people all over the world pray to different Gods. That is doesn't matter what or who you believe in, as long as you believe in yourself. At least that's what I think. I've been known to be wrong though.

This went off track (as per usual) what I was really going to talk about was, what's the feeling on Box 'O Wine? I introduced a few friends to it this past weekend. I am a big fan. In fact, I think I am going to form some sort of group on Facebook called "Fans of Box O Wine" and see if I can get any joiners. Sue, Rachel, Lisa, Christina, Heather and now Jami and Kathy are you with me (Jen, I already know you're there, duh) And Mark, I think I know where you stand (right next to the kitchen counter :)) And let me add in, Meredith, I did do that fb blog thing today and Lula and Christy, I know you're fb junkies, what's one more group? And Rock, although I believed you to be above boxed wine. It would be my honor to have you co-chair with me. I just got this book called Tribes that talks about sites like Facebook and how people inherently want to be in groups, "tribes," if you will and the internet has eliminated geography as an obstacle. In simple(answer) terms, you could live in Amman and be in my Box O WIne tribe. Hell, I'll send you one. :)

Check out Sue's blog "What Got Me Going Today." She's way smart. I'm just sayin.


Sue Jacquette said...

I beat Kathy to the first post... but I had a heads up. First of all, I'm a fan of box o' wine... in fact I'm drinking a glass now. Don't judge me. Secondly, you are too sweet for the shot out. But stop telling people how smart I am. Now everyone expects me to have something smart to say! Love you!

Mark said...

Alas, we differ on Box O' Wine. Now, you know I love, love, love wine, but it has to be good wine, and there are just way too many good wines out there to settle for Swill In A Box, not to be confused with that SNL skit starring JT, **** In A Box. I'll take that in a box any time. Hell, I'll settle for wine in a box if JT comes along with it.

Simple Answer said...

I'll drink Mark's wine right out of that box!

I totally consider you one of my tribe. Very important to have a tribe over here. Is this a full circle thing? The Arabs have never left their tribe and we're trying to get ours back?

Anonymous said...

i thought the box o' wine was amazingly smooth on the thirsty tastebuds.
and just to warm the cockles of your heart, the girls are doing handstands all over my house.

Lisa Samuel said...

I love you and Buddha too!!! My kids love that song too, would it be inappropriate to play that at Adam's Bar Mitsvah??

Anonymous said...

I cant believe that I am not included in your FB group...what up wit that? Use me to go BS at Kid Rock and forget about me.

By the way, Tribes is a great book. I just finished it.

Heather said...

Count me the a bottle, in a box, in a glass, whateva... Like the FB, new to it, just not understanding all of the sending shit of gifts, and farms and all that other stuff. Can somebody please explain??? I'm so confused. Hope your back is feeling better!!!!
Love & kisses

Kathy S. said...

Will I drink wine from a box?
In my socks? With a fox?
Yes, oh yes, I will indeed.
Give me a straw. No glass I'll need.

Amy said...

Sue- I NEVER judge. You know, glasses houses and such...

Mark- You are beyond demented, the video that correlates with your comment gave me a huge chuckle. I am think of posting, although I might lose a couple people. But you know, if you can't hang with the big dogs....get off the porch. Check.

SA-We are totally tribe mates. It's funny how that works, right? And yes, I think full circle it is.

Jami- I couldn't be more proud if they were my own . I can hear Saige banging out a couple handstands upstairs right now.

Lisa, I'm not Jewish in any real way, but you spell Mitzvah wrong? I'm just saying....

Rock- We discussed. And I love that book so far, and I can't wait to check out the website you sent me.

Heather-I don't send and rarely accept those "gifts." One of my best buds likes to Superpoke and black out with me a lot. I indulge her. Other than that I have over 100 requests that I don't understand. Don't sweat it, break open the box.

Kathy- Were you channeling Dr. Suess? I love that. And even more, I love that will drink wine with a straw if need be. That just says something about your character and why I like you so much!