I don’t really know what happened and it all happened so fast. I love my mom and I love her enthusiasm about everything life has to offer…but truth be told, I got such a kick out of her Pinterest addiction, I just found it hilarious, so obviously I had to record her talking about it.
She told me about how to make a cake with two ingredients (I doubt it, Mom), and how she cleans her floors and clothes with some recipe from Pinterest. “Really Mom? You clean your clothes with your own mixture? Have you heard of Tide?” Even my mom’s massive passion for Pinterest could not get me to start “pinning.” I checked out my mom’s Pinterest board and until recently, everything was pinned to a board called “Salad in a Jar” which is why there are 1,385 pins onto that board. Oh mommy…I don’t think that’s how you Pinterest. My mom has more followers than me, and she’s following 1,500+ people. She’s all about Pinterest.
I tried Pinterest when it first started, but I was too busy to get involved. Recently though after Reagan’s 4 a.m. feeding, I lie awake in my bed with the monitor close by to make sure her sleep actually sticks. There’s not much FB or Instagram activity at 4 a.m., plus my E! News app doesn’t have any newer stories in Hollywood since I last checked…and I really don’t care about Justin Bieber’s latest concert debacle.
Sooo….I open up the Pinterest app that I’ve had on my phone FOREVER and never used and hope my password is stored.
Hmmm…what should I explore?
Rob mentioned wanting to make over our office into a more functional space as well as have it double as a yoga studio for me. Loved that idea, let’s search “yoga office” not much pulls up but I find a few things and put them on my office inspiration board. One day, maybe our office makeover will happen and my photo will be THE photo that people say “YES, I will do this…how amazing is that office, which also doubles as a Zen yoga studio.”
Then Rob nonchalantly mentions that next year when we get our adoption tax credit (which is quite sizeable, but no where close to the actual adoption cost), he wants to put in a pool. “Oh, do you now?” Let’s explore some pool and patio ideas, on Pinterest and while I’m at it, I would like to convert our patio into AC’d space with retractable doors to the expansive lanai we will surely install. Thanks Pinterest for holding on to that photo I found so I remember my idea two years from now when it might be a reality for us to do. Until then, Pinterest is fun for dreaming if you can’t do.
I now understand my mom’s delight but I think it’s impossible for me to match the excitement she displays in this video. Only about five people have seen or even know about this video that I took of my mom after a glass (or two) of wine during happy hour at Outback. I begged and begged my mom to let me post it. I showed my cousins in San Francisco, who live just a stone’s throw from Pinterest headquarters, and they said it should go to Pinterest…that it would go viral (I truly believe it might) and that Pinterest should make my mom the spokesperson. I kinda feel like it’s the type of video that should land my mom on the Today’s show drinking hour with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Almost six months after I recorded it, she finally gave me her blessing and said I could post it, so here it is, and please, show her some love b/c I’m pretty sure she’s captured the essence of Pinterest and all its Pinners in this short two and a half minute video. Everyone, this is my mom and she’s fantastic!