|Mardi Gras cups are thrown from floats each has a design relating to the year's theme and the name of the krewe.|
So there I am in the car trying to explain that parades are not something you just stand and watch, (yet again) to the oldest niece. She just can't wrap her head around the concept of having to catch things instead of waving. So I tried another angle by giving her a list of things that I want. "Okay, I need cups because your Uncle J always takes them to work so if you get cups fork them over, okay?" She looked at me as if I had grown a clown nose and asked, "Wait, they throw cups?" "Well duh, how do you think I got that one?" I pointed to the Krewe D'etat cup she was drinking from. "From... the... store...?" she replied thinking it was obvious and that I was weird.
I killed myself laughing, (I guess you'd have to have been there). The kid has been surrounded by Mardi Gras throws all her life, (my sister kept beads and cups on hand), and thought we went to the store to buy all that mess. It's going to be fun explaining the St. Patrick's day parade.
We're going to start these noobie kids off slow with parades in the suburbs and then next weekend it will be BAM! They are going to have to hang with the big boys because we're not missing out on those super krews.
This year we are going to reuse and improve upon some costumes from the past, so there will be no costume frenzy this year; I'm gonna miss it. Nothing has hit us, no news story to satire, so we shall return to an oldie, but goodie.
PS. I'm beginning to to think that this UTI may be something more. Dammit; I may end up having to go to the doctor. Dammit.