Monday, February 11, 2008

Long time no post

Sorry I haven't posted in a while... we've been dealing with some increased crying in the past week, and it's hard to type when you're simultaneously shushing, rocking, bouncing, and patting the baby's back while singing, "go to sleep, go to sleep/ so I won't have to sell you/ to the gypsies or the church/ sleep so mommy can sleep too..."

I have so many thoughts I don't know where to start. Maybe today's entry should be in point form.

And now that I've sat down and decided to write in point form, all thoughts have escaped my head.

In some places, your arrival is heralded by greetings, food, drink, and a place to sit. In parenthood you're welcomed with a mess of bodily fluids, a lobotomy, and a feast that includes whatever you can grab and eat in one minute or less.

When I said it before, I was being facetious... but for me, this really is the dream factory. I just wish that the union running this factory could work out a better arrangement for time off.


Julie said...


Don't forget to try Bob Marley for the sleeping. It really did help us.

Anonymous said...

You crack me up!

I hope you get a few minutes to get some shut-eye!

Aurelia said...

Oh dear...any chance some lovely relative can help out? Maybe get you a nap?

Michele said...

how well I remember... I'd like to say it gets easier, but I think the truth is that we just learn to cope better. Sure they get bigger and more capable and stuff, but then there's other things that become the next crisis. :)

The fact that you posted gives me hope, I'll really worry if you totally disappear! HUGS! remember, if people are still asking how they can help you, USE THEM. because someday, they stop asking.

love ya!

Jennifer said...


Hang in there mama!

Love you!!

Karen said...

The good news is that it WILL get easier. I promise! (Plus, you haven't lost your eloquence or your sense of humor, so that's a plus, right?)

FunkyFrum said...

Ha! I love the song!

ms. c said...

Thanks for the update.
Sorry that Kali's been crying so much, and you haven't gotten much rest. People keep trying to "warn" me about this... I can imagine it's hard, but as you say, it's also part of the dream coming true.
Hope you et some rest soon!