I've never been a fan of the phrase, "Save the Drama for Your Mama".
Seriously, why should Mamas have all the fun?
I think the drama in households should be shared.
Needless to say, I could have jumped for joy when I recently heard the Captain tell Ten year old to "Save the Drama for Obama"...fanFREAKINtastic!! The Captain didn't think much of it, he was just being his usual sarcastically funny self.
A few days later, Ten year old was watching tv and saw a news report about some "Notes to Obama" something or other. What I heard was more along these lines: blah, blah, blah followed by indistinct babblings (insert voice of Charlie Brown's teacher).
And then it hit me! It was as though the heavens opened. The Obama cloud currently hovering over my head was now shining a glorious silver lining. Beautiful.
I remembered what the Captain had said, "Save the Drama for Obama". Since our soon to be President has promised, in essence, to save the world, why shouldn't I get a piece of the action? In his acceptance performance, did he, or did he not, commit to being my President too??? Oh yeah baby, he certainly did.
He also believes in spreading the wealth around. Well, on any given day, I have a wealth of whining, fussing and drama in my household. Now, I'm not complaining, I wouldn't trade my life for the world. Just sayin', if the guy wants to spread something around, I'm open to sharing my wealth of household drama.
So, I like the "Notes to Obama" idea. From now on, when my children have a complaint, or feel the need to whine, they will be instructed to write it down on a slip of paper. Their papers will be dropped in a box I have labeled "Save the Drama for Obama". Once a month, we'll mail the notes to Pennsylvania Avenue. If he is truly the chosen one (as so many want me to believe he is) he won't mind my sharing of the wealth, now will he?