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About me: I'm 42 and added another gherkin to our pickle party of a family. My husband Chuck, our 9-year-old Junior, our 6-year-old Everett, our toddler and I live in a town in Connecticut I affectionately call Mulletville Lite (aka my childhood hometown). My friends call me Nutjob, and they're right. In my husband's spare time he dresses up as a Viking and chases ghosts (and I'm the nutjob?). When I'm not busy working as a graphic designer, I lie in a ball in the corner.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

It bothers me that he looks so at ease in his mullet

I took Junior to the park in Mulletville yesterday. What stood out: A man who was losing his pants dashed across the playground to stop his seven-year-old from pulling down his pants and taking a tug (too late). A mother yelled at her daughter for $#%*ing touching the fence because it "had bad shit that could kill" you. Another woman snuffed out her butt on the edge of the swing set.

I felt depressed.

Today my father and I took Junior to visit my brother, Teddy, in Boston. Chuck was home suffering from a condition I'm not supposed to blog about (he's having surgery on Wednesday). We took Junior to the park. What stood out: A nicely coiffed man and his toddler son let Junior play with their inflatable ball, which was covered in pictures of cheery animals. A woman played pretend airplane with her kids and didn't use the words "youse" or "fuckhead" once. A group of smiling mommies befriended me and after talking to them, I felt the opposite of depressed.

Junior, the time to trade your mullet locks for a proper haircut is getting really, really close.



P.S. I know there are flashers, spitters, cussers and germaphobes in Boston, too, but this is my pity party so for now let's just pretend the sun shines everywhere else but in Mulletville? O-freaken-k?

24 comments:

Suzi said...

Hey, he could pass for Billy Ray Cyrus......

Dto3 said...

Crap, Suzi stole my line!

Keely said...

You're going to cut those luscious locks??

Are you just feeling sorry for yourself (you're allowed) or are you really going to move?

Julia said...

So sorry. Seriously. I am getting a mental hernia from lifting that dragon lady and throwing her out of the park. Ick. Anyway you have my sympathy. Those aforementioned qualities make my skin crawl.

mo.stoneskin said...

That hair is incredible. Incredible. I wonder if it would suit me.

Shelli (wishes she was) Mrs. Burchett;) said...

Maybe the "condition" is why he was lounging in his boxers! lol

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

That photo is killing me. I hope your brother's surgery goes well.

Frogs in my formula said...

Suzi, you're right! I had no idea I'd birthed Billy Ray's lovechild.

Debbie said...

The people at the park just sound so wonderful. Did you invite any to come home with you?

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

What is it with 'youse'? They do it prominently here in PA...and 'youins'...luckily after living here for almost 11 years, I still refuse to pick up the lingo...and I'll still get the occasional 'youins ain't from around here, arya?' ;)

And I'm impressed you birthed the lovechild of Billy Cyrus. Really. ;)

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

He was born to sing.

And we have those people here too, in the big city. Not something I admit too easily, but it's true.

Jen said...

We lived in western Wisconsin for a few years. We were actually going to build a house and live in the country, another Mulletville. We left for the city, not a huge city but at least a place where not everyone is married to a blood relative. Hang in there.

Heather said...

But the mullet is all shiney and sparkely!!! He just need a little goatee to go with it!!! :)

Jeanne said...

The tough thing about picking a new home is there's no real way to know what you're neighbors are like till you move in.

Leanne said...

Oh, I hear you. We lived away for a LONG time and now that I'm home everything is golden...and cuss free. It's so so so nice.

Oh, and it's your blog, venting is what it's here for doncha know.

The Mother said...

But those are the people that make people watching fun!

blueviolet said...

Your park is full of schmucks.

Margo said...

Don't you hate always having to qualify your reality with things like "I know there are flashers, spitters, cussers and germaphobes in Boston, too..." It's your pity party and I don't have to pretend to know that Mulletville is as different from Boston as Tokyo.

Marinka said...

I think this may be my favorite picture ever.

Alabama Redhead said...

You could totally move to Alabama...that mullet would be the envy of the whole state...heck, he might even be elected governor with hair like that!! :)

Rachel said...

I don't think I've ever seen a more adorable mullet.

FoN said...

You photoshoped that thing on your kids head, right? RIGHT?

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

As a proud resident of Boston, I will tell you that we are pretty much perfect in every way, and you should move here.

And when you do, call me up for drinks, K?

Elle said...

Your Mulletville park sounds a lot like our local Walmart on the weekends. Pretty scary!