If you are a member of the anti-wood painting club.
This is not the post for you.
If you have a visceral reaction to white, painted wood.
Cover your eyes and look away.
And don’t be a hater.
The last time I said that on the blog, my son told me not to say it anymore.
He said (and I’m quoting here) “Don’t say, ‘Don’t be a hater,’ Mom.”
I really think it has a certain ring to it.
“Seriously Mom, no one your age says stuff like that.”
“I mean, Mom, if you are over the age of 30 and you don’t star on a television show….”
As he stared at me.
Not sure if he should really continue with this train of thought.
And then he continued on with his brazen attempt to put me into my place.
“I just think you shouldn’t really be saying ‘Don’t be a hater’ if you are over the age of 30 and you don’t star on a television show….”
“….and I’m even a little sketchy about the late 20’s.”
I stopped and thought about this.
And then asked my little colloquialism expert what an ancient relic like me from the middle ages should say instead.
I really wanted to know.
What should I say to someone who might be so quick to dismiss my newly painted white trim?
What’s the proper turn of phrase for an over-thirty non-movie star mom?
(insert furrowed brow drawn up in deep contemplation)
“I know. Why don’t you say ‘Don’t be…..
…..a wet dishrag.'”
Oh. I see.
The old cool, hip, super-current dishrag line.
Why didn’t I think of that?
PS I’m linking this up to Thrifty Decor Chick’s Bathroom Party.