Let me come right out with it: JJ and I don't have kids. Unless you count the small-and-furry non-human variety or the larger, still-kind-of-furry and slightly-more-unruly adult-male type, since we share our lives with both. Nevertheless, we were thinking about all you moms out there today, and we're hoping that you all got what you really wanted for Mother's Day: to be left the fuck alone so that you could focus all of your attention--uninterrupted and guilt-free--on Twilight. There. I said it. You know it's true! In fact, I took an informal and statistically invalid survey of two moms who are near and dear to me: Sister Snarky and Sister-In-Law Snarky. And when I asked them how their day was going and what they were up to, do you think they talked about the well-intended-but lame breakfast that had made a disastrous mess in the kitchen, the half-dead houseplant they received from the kids, or the macaroni necklace? Nope! The first thing that they both mentioned was how happy they were to be able to pull the "I'm the Mommy and it's my day!" card so that they could do something Twilight-related and kid-free.
SIL Snarky became a convert without my needing to intervene (although I would have gotten to her eventually...) and she isn't aware of the depth of my obsession. OK, fine, she knows I carry mini-Edward with me wherever I go so I suppose maybe she's on to me on some level (honestly I have started to look at that as kinda normal these days... Is that wrong???), but I haven't exactly come clean with her about the blog. Anyway, she said she started her day with a nice, relaxing, kid-free early viewing of Twilight with her morning cup o' joe. And then she started rereading the series. By herself. In blissful solitude.
Sister Snarky forced herself to take a week off in between finishing Eclipse and starting Breaking Dawn. The lil' Snarks had off from school and she was afraid that they would end up wandering the neighborhood begging for food and attention due to her being engrossed in the book to the point of prosecutable neglect had she started it. Also, she doesn't want it to end. That's right: it took me almost four months to convince her to read the first sentence in Twilight, and now she is deliberately dragging it out (she still refuses to believe me when I tell her that less than 24 hours will pass between the time when she reads the epilogue in Breaking Dawn and the time when she starts all over again. You do NOT want to bet against me on this; I am Alice-like in my certainty that I am right).
Anyway, I hope that everyone had an awesome day filled with lots of self-indulgent TwiTime and of course some time with the fam as well... Maybe a little mushroom ravioli for dinner, a nice bottle of Vampire Red wine, a gift of your own personal mini-Edward from your S/O, top it all off with a little late-nite fanfic reading...
For your Mother's Day enjoyment, I found this video on youtube... Yes, it IS a little long, but it's your day and dang it you get to do what you want for a change! Or just watch it tomorrow from the office or while the kids are in school - whatever...
Enjoy & Happy Mother's Day from Twitarded!
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