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As a mom, I often feel like the underdog. I'm always reminding everyone to put dishes in the dishwasher and clean their rooms. Somehow it's always up to me to figure out what to make for dinner. I sort socks. So many socks!
So when I
saw Sylvester Stallone would be auctioning off "Rocky"
memorabilia, I took notice. I mean, Rocky is not only a fighter, but he's an underdog. Just like me. Having a piece of someone who has gone the
distance and prevailed will give me inspiration, when I'm nagging about the rooms, pairing nearly—though not exactly—identical black socks.
"Rocky" gloves, robe and boxing trunks are no doubt way out of my budget. But surely there are props from other movies I could use. In case we're not totally broke after buying six
tubs of cookie dough from our kids' fundraisers, I'm thinking these other movie
props would be awesome to bid on:
Why we must have it: To magically lift up our house and plop
it down on a street in the town's best school district, preferably close to a
The movie: High School Musical
The items: Wildcats pom-poms and megaphone
Why we must have them: To cheer our tykes on when they
finally take a bite of broccoli.
The movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The item: Invisibility cloak
Why we must have it: We can slip this on after we pretend to
leave the PTA meeting and hear what the other moms really think of us.
Okay, it might be weird to have the lipstick that Molly Ringwald held in her cleavage, but that shade looks like it would look good on just about anyone.
The movie: Election
The item: Tracy Flick's fishbowl
Why we must have it: To fill with our own sticks of gum to
bribe our kids to hang up their jackets, put their backpacks away and put the
toilet seat down.
The movie: Groundhog Day
The item: Alarm clock
Why we must have it: Once we hit the hay—after getting the
kids to the bus stop, preparing an after-school snack, helping with homework,
making dinner and cleaning up—we can set the alarm clock and realize that
tomorrow will be exactly. The. Same.
The movie: Aladdin
The item: Magic carpet
Why we must have it: To get us to all those lacrosse games on
time. Why, it would be a whole new world!
The movie: Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
The item: Stilts with magnifying glass attached to a helmet
Why we must have it: It's the perfect way to safely walk
around our living rooms and, for once, avoid stepping on all those tiny Legos pieces.
The movie: Say Anything
The item: Boombox
Why we must have it: We can amaze our kids with this
contraption. (You carry it around and
play music on it? Really? Where are the earbuds?)
Why we must have it: Okay, it might be weird to have the
lipstick that Molly Ringwald held in her cleavage, but that shade looks like it
would look good on just about anyone. (Having a go-to shade can make the
difference between arriving early at the PTA meeting and snagging a nice,
inconspicuous back-row seat vs. having to take the last seat available—usually front-and-center. No!)