Where've you been all these months?
It's April and DPR has been a lil quiet.
But there's a fire on, a good rain outside, and a stack of books to crack.
Have you finished the trilogy?
The one with hornets?
The one with Katniss?
I haven't begun, but I think it's exciting when our gardener, housekeeper and in-house chiropractor are all reading the same series and loving it equally.
I'm kidding. I don't have any of those people in my life. But if I did, I know they'd be showing up to work with Mockingjay tucked under their arm.
And I'd be all, "Put that down and decompress my spine. Stat."
Now you know my most shameful fantasy.
Vertabral adjustment while someone plants things for me and shows me what are weeds and what are non-weeds. The latter so that I don't carefully cut some weeds and place them in a pretty jar on my kitchen table only to have a friend point out that those things I'm watering each day? Weeds.
And the latter so that I don't throw my back out cutting non-plants to bring in and adorn my table.
Look. I'm sidetracked again, and I came here just to say one thing.
I read this interview about this book and wanted to share it with you, and see what you parents of lads think. And what you non-parents of non-lads think. What you brothers of goats think. And goats. Anyone really. No qualifications necessary.
Here's the book:
And here's a quote from the article:
Her starting point was that mothers and sons face a stigmatization that other parent-child relationships don't. Mothers and daughters, she says, have no problems. "I'm very close to my daughter, and it doesn't raise any eyebrows," she says. Similarly, father-son relationships are viewed as very important, and even father-daughter relationships are valued. "But mothers and sons — that relationship is always looked at with a little skepticism and a little fear."Is the Oedipus complex really still tossed around at playgroups? I thought that was so 2010. What do I know.