There are a lot of things you can get away with eating while you talk on the phone. Soup isn’t one of them.
Pay attention. This one is important: If someone is holding a baby and you plan to interact with that person, you should probably acknowledge that baby. You do not need to address the baby directly. I repeat, you do not need to address the baby directly. Consider a glance or nod and then say something like “Well look at that. A baby.”
If—hypothetically speaking--the crossing guard who wears a blaze-orange head scarf looks at your winter get-up, shrugs, and says “You gotta do what you gotta do” keep cool under that portable sleeping bag you’re wearing and soldier on. Your kids might not recognize you, but that might behoove everyone.
Don’t throw the word behoove around like you’re some sort of verb-conjugating sorceress lady.
Audition for Listen To Your Mother. Sure, I know, you’ve never considered doing anything like it. I never considered creating a national reading series/social media motherhood maelstrom either. So here we are.
It’s a beautiful maelstrom bringing out the story in each of us, and it would behoove your soul to consider sharing your words at the podium before your friends and neighbors. Just not while you’re eating soup.
You’re in luck! Madison is accepting audition appointments right now!