So, I’m a board game kind of girl, have always been. I mean, I can remember playing gamesÂ against myself because my older siblings didn’t have much time for me and my younger sibling is 7 years younger than I am, so, teaching a toddler strategy was, kind of, well, pointless. Â Cut to when I became a wife. I was really excited to have a husband of my very own who would live by the “happy wife, happy life” mantra and who would never say no when I felt like healthy competition playing games. Only he kind of hates games and I was all “who in the hell did I marry?” But then we went to Nashville and my brother and sister-in-law forced us to play this game with them and we were all confused by this Oregon Trail meets Dungeons and Dragons game. Only now, we are kind of obsessed. We have taught our two oldest to play, so, you know, we have people to beat play with. And we have goddamed Settlers of Catan iphone apps. And now I’m hoping someone will make me Cookies of Catan.
WHO ARE WE?
Speaking of things that make me go hmm…
When did this child get this gorgeous van der Woodsen (HT @Metalia) hair?
I mean, she was cue-ball bald for at least the first two years of her life and last year at this time, at nearly 4, she still only had a wee bit.
[insert clever segue into third ponderable here]
Can we please talk about the craze that’s sweeping the nation….you know, the one where adults want to dress like Chloe SevignyÂ Juliette Lewis toddlers? I mean, it’s a super powerful one. Some of the loveliest people I know are losing this battle. You guys, some of the people who are under the romper spell are people who always look good. I mean, hell, even my sister made me try one on, but that was mostly just for shits and giggles. There were lots of giggles. Especially when I called it a ONESIE. And I pondered how you’d pee in such a thing.
Weren’t rompers designed for children to have a roomy, easy article of clothing to play in? Â I mean, honestly, even the word turns me off. ROMPER. They are for romping around in. I don’t find that I do much romping these days.
(I have a sneaking suspicion that Tom Cruise and Xenu have something to do with this somehow.)
(I wonder if Katie and Suri have matching rompers.)
(I bet they do.)
So, what have we learned today, people?
This? NOT SO MUCH.