However, I think other mothers are somehow threatened by this excessiveness of black clothing. So they think I am either wearing the same thing over and over ...
Or that I'm in the grip of Satan.
Constant black clothing among evangelicals is always a social risk.
Soon our three sons will be home-schooled by a mother who wears all black clothes!
Howard, my middle son who threatened to pee on me, is in the STEM Program at Marshall University.
Talk about cutting edge! This program, funded by Buck Harless and run by Drs. Stan and Barbara Maynard and a host of impressive educational professionals, is like landing in an expensive, competitive New York preschool.
Except it's almost free!
Not once have I ever got the vibe from Marshall's progressive STEM faculty that anyone minds my wearing black every day, and dropping my kids off without combing my hair. (Another column.) They teach negotiation and encourage better choices. We tell ours to shut up, line up and follow us like little ducks or else. (Future column.)
My new job as a long-haul truck driver, in addition to prison guard (no-stop-don't-no-stop-don't-no-stop-don't-no-stop-don't), must mean that we can turn on a video of ourselves saying this and go to Europe! Alone!
Responsible baby sitters, who reach for the Benadryl when your back is turned, are a problem. (Another column.)
I don't technically "work."
However. That is what psychoanalysts call a "fantasy." They are not talking about sexual fantasies. They are talking about dealing hard with yourself about unreality; certain notions must be punctured.
Like the idea that I don't have time for coupons! Who do I think I am? (Another column.)
Aggravated, annoyed, devoted and put-upon mothers and wives, join me for adventures that are not unlike your own.
Reach Tracy Herz at tracyh...@gmail.com.