If you give a mom a blog,
she’s going to want to put your picture on the Internet.
Then she’ll probably get you to drink a smoothie made of spinach,
and she’ll convince you to eat guacamole ice cream, too.
She’ll want to check her stats while you’re doing your homework,
and she’ll have you pose over and over again for a faceless portrait.
Your mom will take a picture of your quesadilla casserole before you can eat it,
and she won’t serve you meat on Mondays.
She’ll have an epic fail playing World of Warcraft,
and then pester you for jargon so she can write a blog post about it.
Your mom will want you to videotape her trying to juggle,
and she’ll tell you about friends she’s never met on the other side of the world.
She’ll talk you into watching an old movie with her ’cause it’s on a list,
and she will write a haiku about your cross country meet.
She will eventually be able to do more push-ups than you can do,
and she’ll tell you not to be too timid and squeamish.
–Dedicated to David and Daniel, two good sports (usually)
My book: Timid No More