Seven Quick Takes: Posts I Haven’t Made Time to Write

I just have a few minutes because I need to make the cookie cake for the Little League party before I take the kids to swim team now that we’ve gotten back from the orthodontist and figured out which library books are the source of the “third strong reminder” notices. I believe this state in life is known as “limping across the finish line.”

As such, you may have noticed I didn’t put up this week’s promised PINISHERS: FAIL post yet. Because, be honest: are any of us getting all up in the Pinterest right now? No. No, we are not. I don’t care who you are, the end of May is not Peak Project Time.

Here are other posts I keep intending to write but by the time I have a moment to spare it’s way past a reasonable bedtime. And I’m trying to reform. Always about reform.

— 1 —

Five Favorites for Team Moms, detailing the things that saved my sanity during my maiden voyage as Little League Team Mom. I actually really enjoyed it, and it helped ease the transition for my son who hadn’t played before – because mom had a job and a reason to go around talking to everyone.

— 2 —

Grand Unifying Theory of Children’s Sports, using phrases like “the creeping professionalization of children’s athletic events” and “social anxiety” but not, perhaps, in the way that you would expect. Spoiler alert: I have now modified my stance on forcing a child to participate in sports. Additional spoiler: I used to be against it.

— 3 —

Even Grander Unifying Theory of How to Talk to Women At Social or Professional Events, mapping out your conversational routes with stay-at-home-moms, work-from-home-moms, stay-at-home-wives-who-are-not-moms, work-from-home-pet-owners, homeless-corporate-raiders, and other hyphenated-Americans.

— 4 —

Manifesto Against Self-Deprecatory Remarks, a treatise I will write for myself, then ignore.

— 5 —

My Opinion of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, based on the Amazon Kindle excerpt I read half of.

— 6 —

Good Gravy Crackers, What Have They Done to the American Girl Brand.

— 7 —

Something about one of those articles I keep bookmarking in the New Republic/New York Times/First Things/WSJ/America, except mostly I’m just thinking about my haircut some more and how I should probably go to a real salon now after my brief fling with self-coiffure.

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  1. says

    I’m with priest’s wife. These Quick Takes are genius. I’m particularly interested in 3, 4 & 6! :-) As for #7, go for it. It took me 30 some years of complaining to my sister about my unruly hair when she finally told me to shut up (not in those exact words but that was the gist of it) and to go get a good haircut by a professional. After going to a real salon with someone who knew how to tame wild curly hair, I haven’t cut my hair myself again. I have to fit the cost in the budget but I’m a happier person now so it saves on therapy in the long run. 😉

  2. says

    Yes! I would love to hear more about 2 and 6 especially. I’m too cheap and/or lazy to buy gear or drive my four year old to any kind of sporting activity so I haven’t dealt with organized sports yet but it’s coming up fast isn’t it? And I salvaged my Samantha doll from my mom’s garage but I’ve lost most of her ‘accessories’ and now I guess she’s been retired to make way for other more stellar options like Julie who apparently saves endangered eagles and celebrates the Bicentennial and Saige who loves art and horses….awesome.

  3. says

    I made #6 the subject of at least one outraged tweet – does that count? Also, I find it kind of hilarious that you didn’t post the “fail” week for Pininshers, and I mean that in the most supportive-of-reform way. My failure pin would have been from the same 2011 wedding, which is in itself a kind of fail, i.e., pinning tons of things but not much pinishing in recent times.