Conversations with my Mother

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Me: Weird question, do you still have the Ideal dollhouse furniture* grandma** gave us when we were little?
Mom: Yeah, why?
Me (dodgily^) For my . . . .terrarium. ((This is in fact true. Omitted: for the fairies))
Mom (suspiously): Why would you put dollhouse furniture in a terrarium?
Me: I thought it would look cool? ((And it would be even cooler if the fae here stopped stealing my shit all the time and had a place to live))
Mom: I’ll look for it.

* – God! Just looking at it makes me nostalgic, all the tiny tiny pieces before swallowing things became an issue moms actually actively ave a shit about. Not to mention it’s totes Mad Men before Mad Men! And: it also explains a lot about why I am the way I am.

** – Grandma worked for Ideal even post Rosie the Riveter

^ – I’m out of the broom closet with mom, and she knows a vague bit of stuff I do (esp if it can relate to the tv show Charmed), but she still gets all You’re Doing Something You’re Not Supposed to Do

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  

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2 Responses

  1. Well, if she has any follow-up questions, just tell her that you think it will add a nice homely touch to your meth lab.

    Much less disturbing.

    PS – This is super weird but my captcha word for this comment was 'methy'. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the fairies will be happy with their new set-up.

  2. Miss Sugar

    I'm excited about our captcha omen!

    If my cats started a meth lab instead of lying around all damn day, I'd be thrilled! ;p

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