As I mentioned last week, today I'm going to Amy Krouse Rosenthal's meetup at the Bean. Her new memoir, Textbook, mentions her love of good anagrams and so I decided to list my family's anagrams that are most descriptive of their personalities:
Claire Zulkey: Realize Lucky
This is maybe the most straightforward and accurate of the ones I dug up. Despite the fact that I excel at finding things to complain about, I am a very lucky person, and I know this.
Steve Delahoyde: Delayed He Votes
Steve has an annoying habit of flip-flopping on something that we had previously agreed was good. My most concrete example is the movie Anchorman, which we saw in the theater, laughing our butts off. Then a few months later he claimed he didn't like it that much. This drives me crazy.
Paul: Aha Peed Loudly
This...is a stretch. But if I were to observe Paul peeing loudly and him being so delighted by the noise of his pee that he went "Aha!" I wouldn't be surprised.
James: Healed Made Joys
Sometimes I think James was my second chance at being a new mom. It wasn't Paul's fault, but I didn't know what I was doing when he came around--and I was pretty depressed at first. With James I got ahead of all that stuff--and he was pretty much a very happy, easygoing baby. At night I sing him Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" and the one line that always sticks with me is "Here is that rainbow I've been praying for." Of course, now he is a total pain in the neck, but that's what I deserve.
PS--I have published a few pieces lately if you want to check them out. On Cosmo: 10 Things Not to Say to a Mom Who Puts Her Kids in Day Care. And on Mom.me: 6 Ways to Be a Creative Parent (Even If You're Not Creative) and 6 Things I Said When My 4-Year-Old Called Someone 'Fat'.