Posted By on March 8, 2011

Since I’m not sleeping, I’m writing. My daughter has been sick today, so I’m getting a late start (a midnight start). She loves I Love Lucy, so we had a marathon with her DVDs today. While I tried to write. Mostly, I edited, adding about 300 words while Lucy and Ricky and Fred and Ethel did not set the right emotional tone.

Actually, I never liked this show until my girl came along. Because she loves them so much, I’ve grown to see the humor at last, but I always thought Lucy was too self-centered to be funny. (Judgmental much?) Now, I see the humor, even while I wish she’d let up on the me-me-me, but really, how much growth can you have in a half hour that has to make room for slapstick, too?

The real thing that bothers me about I Love Lucy is that I want the relationship between Lucy and Ricky to be real. I want Lucy and Desi to have gone on together, enjoying all that passion, but being generous enough with each other to flourish–happily ever after.

Instead of rewriting their story, maybe I should get back to my own.

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2 Responses to “Juggling”

  1. Debbie White says:

    I love those old I Love Lucy shows too!!! You should see my I Love Lucy doll collection. I’ll have to send you some pics.

  2. admin says:

    I didn’t know you loved Lucy! You and the girl will have to talk this out! I say, guard your dolls from her, though! She used to get so upset because a certain relative of ours would show her Barbie dolls in their boxes, but not let her play with them. She just couldn’t understand the whole “collection” idea. (And frankly, neither could I! Why would anyone taunt a girl with Barbies and then not let her cut their hair and dress them heinously? )

    What other secrets are you keeping?

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