Reading this Bloomberg article about Mitt Romney and other presidential/ vice-presidential gaffs, I snort involuntarily. Of course, Rockstar looks up immediately…
Rockstar: What? What’s so funny?
Me: This guy tried to run for (Vice) President of the United States and he couldn’t spell “Potato.” So people laughed at him.
(Rockstar starts giggling)
Me: Ay. You know how to spell “Potato” or not?
Rockstar: P…. O…. T…………… I?
Me: “PotAto” lah, not “Poti”
(Rockstar finds this absolutely hilarious)
Me: Yes. You better not run for President Of The United States.
Rockstar: Yeah LAH. (His “Lah” is mildly sarcastic, he doesn’t use “Lah” etc otherwise)
Me: So…. Would you want the job, President Of The United States?
Rockstar: I mind my own business.
Me: What exactly is it you think Presidents Of The United States do?
Rockstar: Spell things. (Not) mind their own business.
Me: Where did the “mind your own business” come in?
Rockstar: I don’t want to be President. I want to do my own work. Mind my own business. <shrugs>
Me: Presidents are powerful, important people. They’re supposed to help others, like policemen do. I thought you liked helping others?
Rockstar: Only me, only me.
Me: You think you’re helpful but Presidents aren’t?
Me: Why?! I thought people should use their abilities to help other people. Especially smart ones (this is just something I say a lot).
Rockstar: Yeah. They’re not really smart.
Me: What do you mean presidents are “not really smart?!”
Rockstar: Can’t spell… Couldn’t spell “potato”…
Pre pregnancy weight: 53kg
Pregnancy weight: 73.1kg
Last weighing can’t-remember-how-long-ago: 61kg (or was it 62kg? Kept flitting between 61 and 62…)
Just weighed: 60.5kg and I’m having a glass of wine most nights and a small cappuccino every afternoon right after I pump…