Saturday, June 16, 2007

A Moratorium is Declared

for "Heather Hates Pittsburgh."
Because in reality, as hard as it is to believe, Heather doesn't really hate Pittsburgh. She doesn't hate her knitting buddies, for example. She also does not hate her children's school or the Church she attends. Heather really does not hate Rita's, especially not the Mango Ice!
While Heather may prefer many places to being in Pittsburgh, we are going to refrain, all of us, from discussing how Heather Hates Pittsburgh, because, again, it really isn't completely true. And because we are refraining from this discussion, she is not even going to list those things which leave something to be desired here in the 'burgh.
It is enough to be said that there are good things about Pittsburgh as there are many, many good things about other places that are not Pittsburgh.

Take it from Abraham Lincoln, (the 16th President,) "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

The focus is shifting (again) at chez mayhem, only because my lenten declarations made so much progress. We are focused on what we have, not what we don't have. No further talk of the above mentioned hating will be tolerated. Heather has been instructed to leave the room until such time as she is able to participate in such conversation with humor instead of sarcasm, until she can resist the downward spiral into anger and depression, until she can change the subject gracefully.

This could take a while. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

--the Management

1 comment:

Rani said...

You're allowed to vent! It makes thing go a bit easier. How about this for a "kid" idea - Have the boys run around the house ten times and each time they pass the front door, they have to drop in a pebble, acorn, leaf - into a cup. After 10 things are collected - give them a tally mark worth 50 cents. Keeps them busy for a while.