I will give her credit, though. When she spotted me, she tried to put the tissues back in the box. It didn't go too well, though.
I guess I've got the hang of motherhood now because instead of cleaning up, I ran for the camera. (I did eventually stuff the tissues back in the box.) I tried to get a snap of the cat watching the proceedings, too, but she darted off as soon as the camera appeared - I think the flash hurts her eyes. Anyway, the cat was sitting there looking at me like 'You just HAD to have a kitten, didn't you? Now see what it's done?'
There have been complaints (I don't know if they're ongoing or not - I've just noticed them) about motherhood blogs, in that only the best parts of motherhood are mentioned and no one discusses the daily grind or the disgusting parts. While I don't consider this a motherhood blog, I DO mention it. After all, I have a kid and right now raising her is essentially my job. Therefore the subject comes up. And yeah, it often sucks. What gets to me most is having to get up EVERY DAMN DAY and keep the SAME DAMN SCHEDULE and fix nutritious meals on a schedule and enforce nap time. I have always hated schedules, to the point of choosing jobs according to what was the least organized. But the reason I leave out the negative stuff is... who wants to read it? And why do I want to write it?
But suffice it to say, the kid's had a cold (imagine the nose; I will spare you descriptions, but I literally gag) and wants to cling to me constantly while I'm trying to knit the Damn Sweater on a deadline and I've been on tranquilizers for the last couple days because EVERYTHING is driving me nuts... and just when you're ready to kill them, they get all cute on you and teach you a lesson about life that you've either never learned, or forgotten.
Mother nature's way of seeing the human race survives.
Now I gotta go knit. But I'm going to try to get into the head space where a box of tissue is a fascinating, fun thing. I suggest we all try it.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Ooooooo. And some philosophy.
The baby's got this cute little 'oooo' noise that she makes when she finds something she's never played with before. Sort of 'oh, this is interesting'. When we're at home, and she hasn't gotten any new toys lately, the sound of that noise makes me investigate immediately to see what she's gotten into. Usually it's my yarn. Today, it was this:
at 8:33 AM