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World hanging upside down

I hate when I don’t keep up with this site. I mean, it would have been nice if I’d written about a friend of Bear’s and his wife and kid coming over. Bear’s friend, we’ll call him Cooper, because Linda said so. We’ll call his wife Olive and the kid is The Kid. I’m in love with The Kid. I feel like I should have warned Cooper and Olive that I’d fall in love with their kid, but since I knew I’d be able to control it, I didn’t bother.

Well, so they came over and Coop took Bear outside and they demolished our yard. It looks a million times better and as soon as Bear gets to play with his lawnmower and mows, it’ll look awesome. He doesn’t think so, but he can’t picture what it USED to look like and compare them in his head. Also, he’s a pessimist, but we all knew that, so it’s not like it’s a surprise.

I’m chatting with Linda as I write this and I just realized, I really wish I could retroactively go back and name her. Of course, off the top of my head there’s a million things I could call her on this blog, Brain and Gilligan are my favorites right now though. I’d be happy to be Pinky.

Ok, now that I got that off. Um. Yeah. I had a great time having Coop and the family over. I’ve never seen a kid have so much fun with a washing machine. I really never would have imagined that a basement could be like the greatest toy ever, but I can’t tell you how very COOL it was when seen through The Kid’s eyes. It really was. hours. of. entertainment. Bear, very appropriately, cooked salmon. Olive’s a vegetarian/pescatarian. Food was kinda a topic along with trees and our basement.

So I was gonna write about something boring I think, but remembering how much fun the weekend was and how much we love our fucking house and the fact that we have a neighborhood “get-together” this weekend at a neighbor’s house, I think this is just gonna be another entry stating how fucking much we love our house. I mean, I can’t imagine the apartment ever would have entertained a 3 yr old. Hell, the house needs it’s own name if it’s gonna go out of it’s way like that.

(for Linda: title is from The Cave by Mumford & Sons)

  • linda

    so how do you figure world hanigng upside down connects with the feel of this post?

    ive always wanted to ask you how you connect your song titles to your blog posts :)

    it’s like a secret layer.

    that sound like a great weekend :) i love seeing things from kid perspective. it makes mundane things more wonderous.

  • emmy

    Linda, you are going to make me feel naked. :)
    You can always ask. Um. Sometimes I get phrases stuck in my head or when I’m writing I’ll think of a specific bit of a song or a song and then I track down the lyric that matches. I don’t have perfect audio recall and I can never remember quotes. I’m sure if I remembered quotes better I’d quote from books or something. As for that specific bit? I was listening to music and the song felt right. The Kid had a different view of the world, just through being a kid and being different and the longer bit is “come out of the cave walking on your hands and see the world hanging upside down”. It just worked for me. Deliberately taking a different view of the world. In my case by hanging out with a really interesting 3 yr old.

  • linda

    ah :) i would have guessed something like this! world upside down was pov of 3yo.
    the song lyric reminds me of the hanging gardens that’s probably extinct now huh?