Friday, March 30, 2007

Writer's Block

I’ve been trying all morning to come up with a clever,
humorous way to address the topic of child leashes and I just can’t. I’ve got a mild case of writer’s block,
which stems from my current obsession with making a pair of pants for my
daughter. It’s some sort of right of
passage that I feel I must complete. I
must make my daughter an article of clothing. I am, after all, a capable seamstress. Shouldn’t she benefit from my talent in some capacity? Try as I may, I can’t seem to focus on
anything else.

So, if anyone has any opinions about leashes for children,
please share them. Perhaps it will
inspire me. There IS humor there. SNL managed to capitalize on it with Mike
Myer’s short-lived “Phillip the Hyper Hypo” skit and, let’s be honest, there’s
nothing funnier than a three-year-old kid trying desperately to run while his
Mom yanks him back like the family dog, knocking him to the ground in one fell
swoop. Any recent blog-worthy human
leash sightings? If so, please share
them. I need inspiration.

I’m heading upstairs to work on the pants. Afterwards I plan to peruse the Internet in
search of a child leash sewing pattern. Then I can make my daughter a leash and get some real world experience
for my “Freak on a Leash” blog. Gotta
love multi-tasking!


  1. I think I would prefer the heavy duty spring retractor to the fixed leash. Judging from our experiences with taking Dempsie (the 75 lb. boxer) for a walk you can get tugged along pretty well by a fixed leash, but with the heavy duty spring loaded model, you can let those little suckers get up a good head of steam, and set the brake, which engages the choker collar, and, will set them right down and give them time to reflect.

  2. Yeah, I'm not sure a choker caller with a spring loaded leash would fly with the stay-at-home-Mom crowd :) Sometimes I wish there was one, though.