The Crazy Suburban Mom: Has this ever happened to you?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Has this ever happened to you?

You're out with friends and family.

Everyone's talking and laughing and having fun
and than out of nowhere your family starts making
fun of you about something ridiculous and untrue.

For arguments sake, let pretend I have a Pyrex addiction.

Not that I do.


And you're sitting there with a smile, you know, pasted on
waiting for the torture to end.

But it doesn't because they keep going on and on
about how much Pyrex you have and so
finally you're all, Shut up I do not.

But by than they're all laughing so hard they are
doubled over and saying, Oh, sure you don't. And than you're
not smiling anymore and they are all, You are SUCH a big baby.


And than you leave the room but can still hear them making fun of
how many places ALL over house the Pyrex is and not just one
piece either but as many pieces will fit in any given space.

And you cover your ears and yell, SHUT UP ALREADY WITH


And they just roll their eyes at you and you know
that because you can hear their Pyrex-hating
eyeballs rolling around in their eye sockets and
than they say, It's so bad she has to stack the stuff outside.

And you cringe.


Because it's true.

I looked in some vintage magazines this morning for a Pyrex ad but couldn't find one. I'd noticed this before and thought I missed them but no, couldn't find one ad. Which is odd; there are certainly ads for everything else in the world.

I did find something else that I love and have run across from time to time at sales. But never brought home.

While you can stack pyrex, put it on shelves, in closets, on top of major appliances and even leave it in your van until the family leaves so you can hide it somewhere in the house... The same thing can not be said of chairs.



I really love mid-century modern chairs.

*If you use any of the vintage ads I'm posting I'd appreciate a link back to my blog!*
You should be able to cut and paste this one The Crazy Suburban Mom and thank you!


Christa 7/27/09, 8:50 AM  

oh my...ok so I got to the part that said "SHUT UP ALREADY..." I scrolled just far enough to see the pale blue pyrex while I was still reading... I was thinking they really are just giving her an awefully hard time...then I scrolled to read some more and the picture kept going to the second shelf....I doubled over laughing. Then I said...hey I'll take that flamingo colored 1940's bowl, if it gets her family off her back,lol.

Six Feet Under Blog 7/27/09, 9:32 AM  

I dont think you have a pyrex addiction....can you see me crossing my fingers behind my back???

Vonlipi 7/27/09, 9:44 AM  

I know! I have been there! Also everytime I see the in-laws they piss their pants while telling the story that I drank too much sake 15 years ago. I have had any!

The Laughing Idiot 7/27/09, 10:30 AM  

I'm a nutbag in my own right - there's plenty for my family to make fun of. But I've got to say, I don't have that much of any one thing.

In your defense, Pyrex is AWESOME! And they don't know what they're missing - they should just hush it up [stomp of one foot, tantrum style] :)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) 7/27/09, 12:57 PM  

You would have loved my mother-in-law, "The Pyrex Queen".(Someone needed too!)

beth 7/27/09, 1:11 PM  

your pyrex is very cool. i'm in-laws tell me they make fun of me so much because they love me so much. not sure if i'm buying it, but i am sure that's the case with your family!

@eloh 7/27/09, 2:31 PM  

Hummm, Pyrex. Next time interrupt them and explain the magical qualities related to say owning "X" number of this color and that color and when the "X" factor is reached you will be instantly transported to the land of Happy where you will wear high heels, shirt waist dresses and pearls all day and the house stays spotless and the kids never talk back etc etc

Folks generally leave crazy people's up to you to keep a straight face, shedding a tear or two could really seal the deal.

chicamom85 7/27/09, 4:42 PM  

Come on there are much worse things to be addicted to than Pyrex. You just enjoy!


~Billie~ 7/27/09, 6:33 PM  

HaHa! Too funny... You sure do have a lot of it! I don't think I've heard the term Pyrex before...

Teton Valley Mom 7/27/09, 6:43 PM  

You crack me up- and your photos remind me of some dishes in my mom's cabinets. I love it!

Venti Vixen 7/27/09, 7:42 PM  

If your addiction is Pyrex, I say go for it. I mean afterall, it's better than say, a porn addiction, right?

Lidian 7/27/09, 9:27 PM  

Oh my, I love your blog too! I am SO glad you visited Kitchen Retro - and I can totally relate to this, except for Pyrex, substitute old magazines. I am so notorious for rooting around in bookstores and everywhere looking out for old magazines and hey, does that book have ads at the back?

I love the chair ad, too. Very cool :)

The Crazy Suburban Mom 7/28/09, 3:01 AM  

So hmmm... Im thinking everyone else has the problem and I'm way cool for having pyrex in the first place?

Oh I love that!! Thanks ladies :)


Jessica Cangiano 7/28/09, 4:45 AM  

I smiled ear-to-ear through this whole post! Poor thing, I promise I would never, ever make fun of someone with a love of/addiction to Pyrex, I would hold them up as the amazing connoisseur of vintage splendor that they (you!) are.

Thank you very, very much for your caring comment, honey. I hope you're having an excellent week!

♥ Jessica

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