It’s Mother’s Day! Amongst typical weekend antics of whining, fighting, sucking the life out of music lesson, and asking for a macaron when offered a square of chocolate, my kids have also managed to amuse me.
Finn: When we go out later, we can get you a present
Me: Ok, but just talk about it with Dada, it’s got to be a surprise
Finn: But I know what we could get, we-
Me: No! Don’t tell me
Finn: I just want to give you a clue
Me: I don’t want a clue
Finn: Just a clue though
Me: I don’t want a-
Finn: It has seven eyes.
So, foreboding and forbidding as that was, I should share with you some other Forecasts as per the topic this week.
Someone, I think it was Beth, once asked for predictions for 2012, and mine was “coloured car tyres”. I stand by that. Some more forecasts:
Weather: Easy in Singapore. Humidity will be 90-100 per cent. It will be very hot, then slightly cooler for five minutes, prior to a thunderstorm, then it will be hot again, including during the thunderstorm. Which day was that forecast for? It doesn’t matter.
Fashion: Something that was previously fashionable and looks very ugly will suddenly be worn by people who are cool. Then other people will wear it. Then time will pass. Then they will all stop wearing it, except occasionally. Then I will wear it, cursing myself all the while.
Technology: Something that HP tried to make happen 12 years ago will be released by Apple. People will like it. Then HP will release a less popular version (for HP, you can substitute any hardware manufacturer).
Movies: A good one has to come out soon. Surely.
Nathan: Will find himself employed before he and Tabitha have a chance to enact their Thailand game plan. They will both feel slightly disappointed with themselves for not feeling slightly disappointed.
Food: Mini dacquoise will be the new macaron. I’ve been calling this since a trip to Japan two years ago, but fuck it, this has to happen.