The other night, Ben and I somehow got onto the terrifying topic of becoming parents. No, I'm not pregnant and don't plan to be anytime soon, but having kids is definitely something we want in the future. Occasionally I am struck by the totally irrational fear that I will be a horrible mom. Ben assures me this isn't true, but I still worry.
In a related story, Mini trapped herself in a bookcase later that same night. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say that Mini walked into a bookcase and Ben trapped her there because it was funny. Afterwards Ben decided that our reactions to our cat being trapped in a bookcase prove that together, we will be awesome parents because, as he put it, he'll be the one who tries to protect our kids from every little thing that could possibly go wrong and I'll be the one that's all "no, let them make their own mistakes!" and we will balance each other out nicely.
He has this idea in his head that I believe in allowing people to make their own choices and mistakes because a) that is what my dad always did for me, and b) it builds strength, character and confidence. This is mostly true, but the truth is that in this case I just was really amused and wanted to see what happened. True story.
Behold - the most pointless video of my cat ever, which apparently illustrates my awesome parenting skills of trapping living beings in a bookcase for my own amusement:
Weeeel I'm off to make some coffee.
Why are you making coffee at 9:15 on a Friday, you ask? Well. I will tell you why. Ben and I are headed over to Mayslacks in a little while to hear our friends The Mayfly Rooks. Unfortunately they don't even go on until 12:30 am. I'm like an old woman, I go to bed at 10 and get up at 5:45. I honestly cannot even remember the last time I was out much past 12. Basically, if I'm going to make it through this night I am going to need a LOT of caffeine. But also you should check out The Mayfly Rooks because they rock the shit, and their album drops on May 11. Buy it. Or at least download it illegally and then tell everyone how awesome it is.
No I'm kidding you shouldn't do that. You should buy it for real.
Hopefully you survived the week! Have a great weekend!!