Sunday, February 10, 2008

Dear Cupid -- Writing Project

Dear Cupid:

I heard you can do things. You know ... create a spark of love between a couple people. I realize my turn has come and gone and you did a rocking good job. I'm in a wonderful marriage filled with joy and peace and all that.

But, I gotta say that perhaps you should take some adult enrichment courses directed to folks in your profession.

You see, there's a lot of women like me who need a special kind of help. The ones like me who after a whole day of holding clingy toddlers who sometimes feel the need to fight over my lap, I'm not feeling much in the way of LOVE.

I'm not trying to offend you in any way, but I do think that since we can all improve on some things, perhaps you can improve on helping tired moms feel less tired and more interested in displaying love and affection to their husbands.

If you have any ideas, just send them my way.

But, send me an e-mail first because I'll need to check my calendar for any conflicting doctors appointments, writing deadlines and playgroups. Before I can check that, though, I have to run to the grocery store. But, before I can do that, I have to write my grocery list.

But, before I write the list, I will need to write out the meals for the week. But, before I do that I'll need to find some good, cheap recipes for the week. And, as I reach for the recipe box, I realize that SAID toddlers had worked together peacefully for once to kindly remove each recipe from the box so I have to reorganize.

By the time I get organized, SAID toddlers have started to ransack another room. Next thing you know it's 8:07 p.m. and who feels like creating meal plans or gathering coupons at 8:07 p.m.? I'm too busy thinking about how I didn't get around to showering today or exfoliating my lips or anything else for ME.

But, really, send that arrow message my way, anyway. I'll do my best this week to demonstrate my LOVE to all that are around me.

You know 'cause I do not do this nearly enough each day.


Tired Mama

For more Dear Cupid letters, check out the following:

Laura asks Cupid nicely to be kind to the nice guys.

Shelli talks about the kind of men Cupid rescued her from.

Marta incorporates Dear Cupid into her fictional characters lives! (Great idea!) Here. Here. Here. And, here.

Do you have an entry? Email me the link to your post by Thursday morning. That's the last day to participate in this project. Oh, and be sure to link to either this post or the original post mentioning BETWEEN THE LINES, the new name of this blog.

And, get ready for a fun announcement next Monday!

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marta said...

Okey-dokey, I've gone and written my own Cupid letter and I've emailed you the fictional ones! Ha. Thanks again for the idea.

be mine...

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry. Sundays are my hardest day and if Cupid doesn't read me in the breakfast dishes, or the laundry, or the scooping dog poop, or if Cupid doesn't hear me running to the grocery store, or to the mall for a certain kind of kiddie sneakers, or over the din of my vacuum cleaner, or after the committee meeting, or in whipping up the stir-fry, or in the last load in the dishwasher, then I'm sorry, Cupid, I'm going to bed and getting some sleep!

bella said...

I hear you loud and clear.
There are many days when nothing turns me on more than the sight of my own love washing dishes and scrubbing the bathtub.
I'll have my own dear cupid letter to you soon. :)

Shelli said...

I'm jealous that Bella's cupid scrubs the bathroom!

LOVE your letter. Yes, things pile up on each other. Little things. They just turn into one LONG day.

jessamyn said...

what a great writing project! i'll have to take my turn at it.
loved visiting here today...

Anonymous said...

Cupid, strike me, so I can better love those I care about. thanks for your blog.

Terry Finley

Shannon said...

These are great letters so far! I'm enjoying reading them, even though I can't come up with my own. Oh's mine:

Dearest Cupid- as far as working your magic in my life, you rock! But, keep away from my teenage daughter or you may find yourself a victim of your own pointy little arrow! hugs & kisses, your biggest fan.

bella said...

I wrote my tonight.
not the most coherent of blog posts I've ever written but I'm in a all over the place kind of space right now. cupids sending arrows everywhere. :)

Jena Strong said...

I'm loving this conversation.

And I'm in. Come on over!

Anonymous said...

Ok Shawn, look what love made me do this time:

village mama said...

Great project!

Mama Zen said...

I feel like you're reading my mind!