more than a feeling…

Saturday, I was trudging along on my treadmill when Ben ventured down to the basement to inform me he was going skiing with Miss Lovely (yes, the same Miss Lovely as always). Sensing a rare bonding moment I walked upstairs with him and chatted as he waited for his ride. Within minutes the girl of his dreams pulled up in a green minivan and he reached for his skis, poles, boots, backpack and mittens.

“It’s too much,” I said, “let me help you.”

“No thanks mom. I’ve got it. It’s cold out there. Just stay inside.”

“Really mom, I’m OK.”

But I ignored his protests, gathered half his things in my motherly arms and sashayed out to the driveway. I made a few (in my opinion) witty comments and waved them off.

Skipping back down to the basement I glanced in a mirror and saw this:

Um, hello Flashdance.

Sorry Ben. Next time I’ll stay in the house. 😉

November 29, 2008
December 1, 2008



  1. Erik

    December 1, 2008

    What a feelin!

  2. duchess

    December 1, 2008

    It’s not that bad – as long as you’re not wearing leg warmers.

  3. Claudia

    December 1, 2008

    Hey, I love that flash dance look.

    One of these days our kids are just gonna have to face the fact that its OUR JOB to embarrass them! Keep ’em humble;)

  4. jennie w.

    December 1, 2008

    It’s work-out wear! It’s stylish all on it’s own.

    Besides, just wait until you’re right in the middle of redecorating. Until you’ve shown up in paint-spattered clothes (with pain in your hair too), it’s not embarrassing.

  5. Denise

    December 1, 2008

    I see a super pretty, in good shape, mom — who loves her son. Trust me, Ben thinks you’re great and it could have been way, way worse. I don’t see the bucket of water anywhere in that shot.

  6. Linkous

    December 1, 2008

    Hilarious! You make me crack up. This reminds me of the days when my Dad held my hands in the car on the way to High school to get them warm. And for some reason I didn’t mind getting my hands warm until we pulled into the school parking lot:) I am sure that miss lovely thought that it was pretty cool to see a “mom” working out! Can’t wait to see you guys!

  7. Danielle

    December 2, 2008

    you look great, you silly woman!! Teenage boys are just embarrassed by their moms no matter what. 🙂


    December 2, 2008

    U r a beautiful daughter of God
    –> INSIDE & OUT!!!


    Cuz’n A

  9. Tracy

    December 3, 2008

    You are so funny! It is good to embarrass our kids now and then…and actually quite often!

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