Grace in Small Things: Part 6 of 365

1. Tuesday morning walks with a great friend

2. Thumbing through J.Crew’s spring collection catalog (loving this, this and these)

3. Completely salvaging my Frye boots from a brand new Girard’s Champagne Dressing bottle-shattering disaster

4. Watching Gossip Girl on DVR while Wito naps

5. Looking at childhood photos and seeing the resemblance between my son and me (son and me? son and I? GAH)

Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in 365 days of Grace in Small Things.

  1. Katie

    January 6, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Good stuff! I love the Grace in Small Things idea. Oh, and it’s “my son and me.”

  2. hillary

    January 6, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    “me and my son”
    I think
    I don’t actually know

  3. whoorl

    January 6, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I thought it was “my son and me”, but I wasn’t sure…

  4. Miss Virginia

    January 6, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    If you take away the “son”…the proper word is whatever makes sense…so it would be “resemblence of ME!” That’s the only way I can ever remember “me vs I”(just take the other person out of it).

  5. Ariadne Rooney

    January 6, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Okay, so it’s my first comment here ever and it’s dripping with dorkdom, but it’s “my son and me” – it’s the object of a preposition (between), so it’s “me,” even though it’s at the end of a sentence. Ugh. I teach grammar. It haunts me and so I feel inexplicably compelled to share (head hangs in shame at my grammar obsession).

  6. RA

    January 6, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Yup, I concur with the consensus: “my son and me.” The speaker should go last, and your phrase is like saying “between us” (doesn’t “between we” sound funny?), so the objective pronoun (me) is right.

  7. Miguelina

    January 6, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Wow, you’re getting some intelligent comments here. I’m trying not to sound, how do you say…silly? But I agree: Naptime Gossip Girl makes life worth living, and the ballet flats in poppy shall be mine!

  8. Rachel

    January 6, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Uhh, all I was going to say, before it got all grammar-y, was that jcrew jacket caught my eye as well. And I love the color of Jcrew shoes, but not the way they feel (at least on my feet).

  9. Beth

    January 7, 2009 at 7:16 am

    I love that so many of your readers are grammar geeks! I love Ariadne’s “real” explanation, but as a quick rule to remember, generally, “I” comes at the beginning of a sentence, “me” at the end. A la “Whoorl and I are going to J. Crew.” “Wito went shopping with Whoorl and me.” You just have to split it up to see if it works: “Whoorl is going to J. Crew. I am going to J. Crew. Whoorl and I are going to J. Crew.” Likewise, “Wito went shopping with Whoorl. Wito went shopping with me. Wito went shopping with Whoorl and me.”

    OK, I’ll go do some calculus now.

  10. Kristabella

    January 7, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Wow, look at all these people that are grammar nerds! I love it!

    Also, I’m so excited that Gossip Girl has returned. Yay for new television!

  11. ali

    January 7, 2009 at 8:38 am

    i’m not going near the grammar (even though i’m an editor) because really all i want to focus on is GOSSIP GIRL.

  12. Sally

    January 7, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Beth has it nailed – split up the sentence and see what works. Rules are too hard but knowing what “sounds” right is easy. Also just received a J Crew email – free shipping! Oh no…I’m in trouble.

  13. whoorl

    January 7, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Am I the only one who was lusting over Blair’s black beret on this week’s GG?

  14. Tammi Marie

    January 7, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I’ve been reading through your archives because I’m a late reader here, but today they are not working. I click on any month and it just brings me back to the main page. ???

  15. jacque

    January 7, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    i am so loving your grace in small things posts.