you know that viva paper towel commercial, where the little boy accidentally squirts his mama with orange soda, then she drenches him with the kitchen sprayer? I want to be that mama, to be that laid back and easy going. I would be so upset if my kitchen got that wet; and why? it can be dried, especially if I have viva paper towels.

are personality traits genetic? my mama is pretty uptight and high-strung. I’ve grown used to that, but it irritates me when I recognize those traits in myself. daddy is relaxed almost to the point of obliviousness. I think maybe it’s better to be uptight than oblivious, but I wish I were a little closer to center.

oh, well. I’ll keep trying to calm down and relax, and maybe it will work.