Sunday, April 3, 2011
karen & Coffee Clear Some Sh*t Up
karen and her good friend Coffee sat down for another meeting of the minds, in light of recent events that have stuck themselves directly in karen's craw. (for more fun with karen and Coffee, click HERE)
Coffee: "So, I hear you're a little irked lately."
karen: "IRKED. Yeah. Good word."
Coffee: "is it me?"
karen: "YOU?!? Your brew is consistently comforting. It could never be you, my love."
Coffee: "ha ha! GOTCHA!"
karen: "oh, you bum! You were fishing for compliments again! Ha ha ha!"
Coffee: "Ha ha ha! Okay, but seriously, you seem a little edgy. Word around town is that some people you know have recently discovered your blog."
karen: "yeah, and it apparently 'struck a nerve.'"
Coffee: "why is that?"
karen: "apparently some peeps out there have concluded that I 'hate my life.'"
Coffee: "and how would you answer that bold claim?"
karen: "it's RIDICULOUS."
Coffee: "go on,"
karen: "because that's just not me. I'm the kind of person who strives to find the good and the beautiful in every day. If those readers had actually taken the time to read through more of my posts, instead of making snap judgements, they would see that I write about a lot of different things, AND I post recipes, AND I try to do some Earth-friendly posts as well."
Coffee: "so are you denying that you complain about your life and your kids?"
karen: "hellz no. What--am I a freaking robot?!? Of course I complain about things! I have a challenging home life. I have a son on the Autism Spectrum who I have to have a fight with AT LEAST once EVERY SINGLE DAY, and a 4 year old daughter who likes to mimic this behaviour."
Coffee: "apparently the post in question had a lot of you complaining about having to 'get the kids juice."
karen: "yeah? And?"
Coffee: "apparently this was construed as a really negative attitude."
karen: "Oh, that's a hot one. Well then, multiply that juice request by 50 for each and every day, and see how negative I'm being. Okay, here's the thing: being a MOM is great. I wouldn't trade my children for the world. They're beautiful, smart, funny little people who bring joy and love to my life, but every STAY-AT-HOME-MOM knows what I know: at times it's rewarding, but it is also exhausting, repetitive and tedious, plus, that cute little bod you had in your 20's is LONG GONE. And when I go off on a good rant? Most of the time it's PMS related, and PMS is an ongoing saga in and of itself here in Ow, my angst land."
Coffee: "so just to clarify: you don't hate your life."
karen: "no, I don't, and to suggest I do is both silly and ill-informed. Do I get frustrated? Absolutely. Doesn't every human?"
Coffee: "so what would you say to anyone who thinks these thoughts about your writing?"
karen: "I would say, 'there are plenty of other blogs in the sea. Sorry, but YOU are not my target audience.'"
Coffee: "thanks karen, you've been very candid. Too bad about that post you deleted."
karen: "oh, have no fear, I will not censor myself. However, one can run the risk of crossing the line from time to time as far as his/her own family's dignity is concerned, but other than that, I'm still going to TELL IT LIKE IT IS."
Coffee: "Three cheers to TELLING IT LIKE IT IS! But let's conclude this on a coffee note: how was the coffee when you were in Florida?"
karen: "oh my beautiful American friends! WHERE, oh WHERE can one get a decent cup of coffee in your great and majestic country?!? Even that package of Starbucks was weak! Oh, but wait...the Dunkin' Donuts premium brew on the plane was good. There. I've ended it on a positive note. See? I'm a very positive person."
Coffee: "and there you have it. Shall we meet up again tomorrow morning?"
karen: "like you even have to ask."