Monday, March 02, 2009

Refrigerator Art

Last night, Son-Three yells from the kitchen: "Just what I want to see when I'm trying to decide what to have for a snack: a fetus!"

Technically it's not a fetus, but an ultrasound picture held on the refrigerator by a magnet. And it's not a picture of just any fetus, but a fetus with my youngest sister's nose or a fetus who looks just like my brother-in-law, depending on which side of the family you ask. It is, in short, a baby whose expected arrival in late summer is eagerly awaited not only by Youngest Sister and her husband but by the many people who love them.

Even Son-Three, who is sometimes relentlessly, dangerously adolescent, is excited. Son-Three happens, by sheer coincidence, to share a real-life name with Youngest Sister's Husband*. This afternoon, he says to me, "Mom, if it's a boy do you think they'll name it after me?"

*Lou B. of the Masked Mom Comment Hall of Fame**

**There is no Masked Mom Comment Hall of Fame, but if there were you can bet your butt he'd be in it.


  1. Lou Bricant3/4/09, 8:17 AM

    Thanks, Masked Mom. Pretty soon, you, I, and your youngest sister can start some sort of Masked Parents Superheroes Club, complete with the Hall of Justice and the Legion of Doom!

    PS MPS would the the acronym, which is much better than PMS. Unless you are dyslexic. And yes, I know, The Premenstrual Dyslexic Acronyms would be an excellent name for a rock band.

  2. Lou Bricant3/4/09, 8:38 AM

    I also found it humorous that S#3 said the word 'fetus' when he was looking for something to eat. Reminds me of that landmark Supreme Sub decision on Dough vs. Fillet.

  3. A. Great band name, which would of course be abbreviated APD.

    B. Isn't that the decision that the fundamentalist group PB&J has been working so hard to overturn?

  4. C. Can hardly wait to convene the first meeting of the Masked Parents Superheroes Club. I've decided against Spandex for the costumes, but all other decisions will be made by majority vote.

  5. On second thought--the costume thing remains open for debate. The sight of me in Spandex (the THOUGHT of it) would be enough to vanquish even the most vile of supervillains.

  6. Youngest Sister3/8/09, 7:14 PM

    LOL. Neither of us would leave the house to scare them away, though!!

  7. Lou Bricant3/9/09, 8:00 AM

    For some reason, when I think of me in spandex, I get this horrific picture in my head. Not a good Superhero look.

  8. This is slightly off-topic (not that there really is a legitimate topic to be found here), but I could never understand why they went to such trouble to make Slim Goodbody so graphically "realistic" and then left out major body parts like his appendage, er,APPENDIX.