4/24/08

Please Talk Me Down From This Ledge...


Warning this post contains: poor analogies, ranting, rambling, attempts at humor, dirty underwear, and the everyday blahs... For mature audiences only.

See that packages of cookies up there. Don't knock 'em 'till you try 'em. Those cookies USE to cost 99 cents a month ago, two weeks ago they cost 1.19, last week they cost 1.30. Holy Cow! These cookies went up 31 cents in a month. All the news channels keep talking about is food shortages, rising gas prices, and foreclosures. I'm actually starting to get scared. How am I going to feed 4 teenagers? (Yes, I'm well aware I didn't have to have this many kids) Are we going to go through another depression? That money that W. is sending us to stimulate the economy, should I cash the check and hide the money under my bed or should I spend it all on food and hoard it? Seriously, I need to stop watching the news. Are you guys worried, too?

So what does soccer have to do with all this? A day or two Pioneer Woman had a post about how she hates soccer. Before you jump down my throat, I understood what the post was about and I feel that way about some of my kids activities also. What surprised and shocked me was the comments over 500 of them and I would say that 90 percent of the comments said they hate soccer.

I'm not sure why people hate soccer. Well I do, I think a lot of people think soccer is elitist. It's the idea of soccer moms and dads screaming at children about a sport no one really understands or plays, turns people off. There were comments about the cliques of parents. All of that I get, been there, done that. But....if your kids like it and are enjoying it or god forbid, good at it, what do you do? I hate schlepping my kids everyday to baseball and soccer practice and not eating dinner until 8 but I do it. I'm glad they are not spending all their time in front of a TV, computer (that's for me to do), or getting in trouble.

I think some people think of soccer like other people think of good food. Not worth their time. If you like soccer or good food you are a snob. That's not true.

AND...don't get me started on Top Chef!!! No polish sausage, but what the hell, stay on the show. Bite me!

I told you there was rambling and bad analogies. The dirty underwear line was to see if you were actually reading this post.


"Slay your fears. I will."

Thank you, Yoda. I'm gonna go bake some cookies.



17 comments:

Asthmagirl said...

I get ya. I don't like soccer either. However I reserve my stronger feelings for Drill Team. I drove my daughter to practice for three years at 5:30 am. I hated it. I'm still recovering. But it certainly gave her a sense of purpose!

I don't know what I'll do about the food thing. I paid 1.29 for an onion yesterday and a 1.50 for a leek. If W gives me any money this year at all, I'm burying it in my back yard. The theives will have to get past my Chihuahuas!

I baked some double chocolate cookies last night that made my thighs rub together just looking at them.

What kind are you baking? Are there gonna be pictures?

lcsa99 said...

You're not the only one scared. I am one of those people barely making ends meet as it is and I am really starting to feel the changes. I do not know what I will do if things get really bad, but hiding all that money under the bed sounds like a good idea.

...then again, I am one of those people that "comfort shop" so I will probably spend at least part of it, before it costs $10 for a tiny bag of M&M's....

I really shouldn't joke like that lol

noble pig said...

Yep, my hubby hates soccer. He doesn't want the kids to play, says nothing will ever come of it in America.

My kids aren't very good at it either, so this just might be an American thing.

ntsc The Art of The Pig said...

I enjoyed soccer as a player in college. It is a good game.

As a parent I hated it. Fortunately my son didn't like it and when he didn't want to go out the third year he didn't get much argument from us.

ntsc said...

The government cost index figures don't seem to include either energy or the marketbasket costs, so they only go a little each year.

Gasoline went up 10% in the last two weeks. Rice is up 68% since the first of the year. Flour is up almost 100% in the same time.

Plant a garden, it isn't too late for this year. Learn how to presercve food. I'm aiming on home canning of half our vegetable requirments for the next year by the end of September, and root cellering much of the rest.

Undomestic Diva said...

The economy? Super scary.

PW's post? Didn't care for it and for all the responses saying how much soccer sucks. When childhood obesity rates are down and kids are more active, then rant all you want. Unfortunately for PW, I think she came across as selfish when turning her nose up at soccer but yet making room for choir -- something she has a personal passion for. Kids should get to explore all that they can and then THEY should pick what they want to do and try.

jack's utter lack of surprise said...

Not be a parent I need to comment on the most important aspect of the post... the cookies. Haha. I've been nibbling on hazelnut wafer cookies all week. Wafer cookies with a nutella like filling! Oh baby!

Brye said...

A Top Chef fan!! I'm so annoyed at last night's show. I thought Jenn's dish was way better than Antonia's. Plus Lisa and Antonia are really annoying. I was hoping they would send on e of them home. Ryan got sent home the week before for not following the rules so they should go too.

Brye said...

A Top Chef fan!! I'm so annoyed at last night's show. I thought Jenn's dish was way better than Antonia's. Plus Lisa and Antonia are really annoying. I was hoping they would send on e of them home. Ryan got sent home the week before for not following the rules so they should go too.

Mayberry Magpie said...

I think pretty much everybody except the landed gentry in this country (which, sadly, I am not) are scared shitless about the economy. I'd be more frightened if I actually bought the groceries and noticed that cookies went up .30 in a month. As it is, I'm freaked out plenty over the cost of gas.

Still, you know that rebate check? It pisses me off. We're fighting a war we can't afford, and we borrowed money from the Chinese to give everybody a bonus. And you thought you were ranting :-)

She who said...

Oh, the poetry of soccer. I love it. My boys were really good at it. #1 son had the bend it like Becham going on. He was poetry in motion. #2 son was more a charging Bull, but fast. I loved every moment the boys played. Did not like cast iron toilet on the side of an iceberg on the fields at times. I miss them playing.

The Yummy Mummy said...

I'm just bummed there wasn't any dirty underwear.

Talk about false advertising...

Grace said...

i like soccer and good food, so i guess i'm a super snob. i also like yoda, and that probably makes me a super geeky snob.

i'm okay with that. :)

Annie K. Nodes said...

Just found your blog via The Yummy Mummy and love it!

I can get totally panicked about this economy thing too. I decided to take the WASP approach and act like everything is fine. Other than shopping frugally and getting the most out of my meals, there's not much I can do anyway.

As for PW and soccer, I got the vibe that she just doesn't like sports. And I'm kinda in that boat. I'll support my son in anything he loves to do, esp if it's active, but I have a feeling I won't feel the love for any activity unless he's into performing in Broadway musicals. Which would kill his father.

White On Rice Couple said...

All my people are hoarding rice like there's gonna be a civil war tomorrow. It's ridiculous because this paranoia is actually driving the price of rice up, not because there's a shortage in supply. We have our 10 pound bag and I'm not worried about it. The price of gas sure does worry me though.
Yeah for soccer and good food! We've always wanted to have a World Cup party where we would stay up all night and watch the games. Maybe one day this will be a reality. You guys are certainly invited!

Krysta said...

*hey guys... thanks for all the comments. I guess what I really was trying to say is soccer isn't so bad and you have got to give your kids a chance to explore what they like to do. just support them. i like swimming, my kids don't, end of story.

*magpie...so right there with you on the politics. and don't get me started on the olympics...we'd be boycotting them if it was cuba or russia but because of money, well here we are.

*annie...thanks for your kind words. and i loved your comment about the broadway musicals. you totally got the post.

*she who...yup it is poetry. especially when you see the only blonde white girl with a bunch of boys doing some amazing footwork and shaking and baking those boys.

*grace... so am i... we can be super snobby geeky.

*white on rice...i'm there...and we have to have theme food. when england is playing bangers and mash, that sort of thing.

*yummy mummy...perv.

*brye...ugh i wanted to throw the remote at the tv.

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