Friday, August 17, 2007

I Love Automatic Dishwashers

Library, Pool. Pool. Target. Pool. Library, pool. Target.

Things are getting a bit repetitive around here.

The good news is, the new dishwasher is coming today! Glory, hallelujah! I don't know how those big 19th-century farm families managed to wash all their dishes while milking the cows and feeding the horses and making all their own clothes. I feel as though I am already spending half the day just washing and drying dishes. And that's with the kids' help. (Although, maybe it would go faster without all that bickering and whining...)

One wonders how it is possible that I managed yesterday to forget not once but twice to put a diaper on Susie when she fell asleep. The upshot being that I woke up in the middle of the night to find myself soaking in a puddle of pee. Apparently, creeping senility and baby-raising do not mix - a powerful argument to have your kids while you are still young enough to take competent care of them. I sprang out of bed upon discovering my predicament, peeled off my disgustingly wet pajamas, diapered a still-slumbering Susie (a prime example, I believe, of locking the barn after the horse is stolen), piled (absorbent) cotton towels over the wet spot (because, of course, the other set of sheets is still waiting to be washed), and attempted (unsuccessfully) to get back to sleep. So much for my plan of waking all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning and getting a zillion things done.

I would like to note here that Larry managed to sleep through this whole scene.


  1. I noticed that when my children were very very young, my husband regressed and started sleeping like a teenager. Right through nighttime feedings and any associated getting up, stumping down the hall, turning on lights, etc.

    It's OK. I still like him.

  2. I think families used to be a lot dirtier, and nobody really cared.

  3. I have nothing constructive to add to this discussion, cuz I'm too busy just sitting here being amused. And usually only I amuse me, so as you can see, I'm awful delighted to have found you!

    Thanks for the blog roll shout-out! I will be returning the favor :)

  4. Aw, shucks....

    You know, if you need more amusement, you could come take over here for a week while I could bring both your kids too, they'll just blend in with the crowd.