30 November 2007

cacao, literature, and delusions of grandeur

Earlier this week, the hubby took our trio of boys to an animated movie, allowing Elle and me an impromptu girls night at home.

This consisted of:
the stirring of a brownie mix topped with peanut butter
the licking of batter-coated spatulas (and the admiring of our chocolate goatees)
the reading of books in bed (between flannel sheets) while the brownies baked
the reading of more books on the couch while the brownies cooled
the consuming of said brownies (paired with mugs of milk)
the cuddling close to enjoy a Dora movie together.

It's rare that Elle has me all to herself, what with the five thousand kids we have running about this place. We might have to make this whole girls night thing a formal institution. I must confess my worry, however, over how deep a passion for chocolate and literature I've already imprinted on this unsuspecting child, but then again, I turned out okay, didn't I? (Didn't I?)

I did.

On less delusional matters, please scratch all the aforementioned Christmas gift ideas because I totally KNOW WHAT I WANT. So totally that it's all in caps. But first a little background.

Anyone recall the definition of bardolatry? Close your eyes and imagine yourself back in high school English, the nasal drone of your teacher's voice in the background...does that help? no? Me neither.

So a refresher: Noun 1. bardolatry - the idolisation of William Shakespeare

Which got me pondering: just *how* many people would one need groveling at one's feet before an official word was coined just for the adulation of you? A whole heckuva lot is what I'm thinking. How cool would that be?

So see, all I want is my own word. One little word. Nicolatry, nicolisation, whatever. You all figure it out while I float up here on my golden divinity cloud.

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Well, I adore you! :)
Girls night out sounds like so much fun! I need to do that with my own little one...

Tonya said...

could you please stop being so dang smart and articulating so dang beautifully with the result of making the rest of us feel like blubbering dummies! *smile*

Hey, that girls night in sounds heavenly...moments I am sure she, and you, live for...

Those brownies don't sound bad either...I think you need to throw in another blog contest with those as the prize!

Have a great day...

Tonya

Katy said...

That sounds sooo wonderful! I am glad you and Elle had such a lovely evening together!!! That sounds so fantastic! :) She was probably thrilled! I hope you have a wonderful evening! :)

~love said...

lqtm =)
i like nicolisation...what a great word. but, i still might have taken the trip before that. ;)

and i love those book & chocolate times. i'm sure she will treasure her girl's nights with you.

BusyDad said...

Would that then mean that I am a Nicolist?

janae said...

I love reading your blog. You are so creative and funny! I think it's great you took time to spend with Elle, one on one.

Kimberly said...

The song "I Wanna be Adored" just sprang to mind.

And you know I do.

BusyDad said...

Would that then mean that I am a Nicolist?

Katy said...

That sounds sooo wonderful! I am glad you and Elle had such a lovely evening together!!! That sounds so fantastic! :) She was probably thrilled! I hope you have a wonderful evening! :)

Melissa said...

Well, I adore you! :)
Girls night out sounds like so much fun! I need to do that with my own little one...