My good friend, MJ, who actually turned me on to blogging, wrote a new post the other day, and coined a new term. It is such a good one, that I am sure you will hear it pop up in our culture very soon. “Posterboarding”
Now anyone that is a parent, may already guess what this term means. This is one reason I think it will catch on. “Posterboarding” is when your child informs you that s/he needs you to do something in order for them to complete a project the next day. I believe we have all been there.
“Mom, I need a poster for my book report that is due tomorrow. Do we have any posterboard?” –You’ve been posterboarded.
“Dad, I need you to burn this music onto a cd for my talent show audition tomorrow.” (MJ’s example) –You’ve been posterboarded.
My personal real example–“Mom, for tomorrow I have to make a family tree on posterboard and bring in three artifacts that are important to our family.” –I was posterboarded.
Fortunately, I already had the posterboard here, but the three artifacts involved calling my parents, getting their family crests, copying them, etc. The killer on this one was that this occurred on a Sunday. This chick had all weekend to tell me about it.
I wonder if there is such a thing as Posterboard Rage.