My brother and I refer to our parents as "The Parental Figures." It may seem impersonal but it isn't meant to be so. I'm not sure how it came to pass that we called them this; we aren't allowed to call them by their first names - they are Mom and Dad - so maybe that was our way of having some freedom in how we address them. Although we don't call them that to their faces, so maybe I have no idea what I'm talking about. The pair of them turn 64 this week, so we hung out at their house yesterday to scream at the race - don't get me started - and I bought vats of unhealthy food for us to eat. Yes, I spend considerable time on the treadmill when I came home last night.
Anyone else doing the Nanowrimo thing this month? I did it the last two years, won it last year, and had a blast. I'll sleep when I'm dead.