Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Indulgences and Ava


I'm in trouble.

My mommy has offered me the chance to buy indulgences in the pattern offered to European peasants by the medieval clergy - this is the practice of buying forgiveness for sins. Sometimes, and this was the final straw for the church because it ticked Luther off, you could even purchase salvation for yourself and dead kin. Well, at least they didn't try to make it sound like something it wasn't. Pretty straightforward.

I need an indulgence real bad.

Here I am, making my purchase

While mommy was busy mopping the floor, trying to get the house clean for book club tonight, I thought it would be fun to help her by making the couch look pretty. I used a dramatic color palette of black and pink--I thought it would be striking for the holidays. Mommy thinks it would be a good entry in the Ugliest Holiday Decoration contest, solicited by Celia.

Now, when I toddle by my masterpiece I instinctively utter the words, "No, no." My mommy has taught me this phrase while helping me focus my attention on my pretty drawing. She would like this to be one of a kind.

I'm pretty cute, so an indulgence shouldn't be too hard to come by. Right, Mommy?


Melain said...

Dear Ava,

I've got 3 words for you; MILK THE CUTENESS. It will save you for many years to come.


Celia Fae said...

Ava, I'm going to consider this your entry for the ugly decoration event.

Good work there. At least your mom can blog about it!

Alice said...

Ava, dear, If nothing else, you got a very funny blog entry out of your mommy! Yes, it is a good thing you are so very darling. I'll hope and pray with you that the scotchguard promise is as good as they say. That will be better than the best indulgence.
I love your mom's blogs. She is VERY clever, don't you think? Just try to keep her from having to blog about disasters, OK? Hugs to you, Ava. Love, Grammy

Paige said...

Ava's grammy is the cutest. Perhaps someone should remind her about what goes in the stocking if you are naughty.

Courtney said...

Sooo cute! Just out of curiosity--are those permanent markers?