Friday, February 5, 2010

Count with Me

1 Door handle broken on my car. It happens to be on the driver's side. In case you were curious, the answer is yes. I do look ridiculous opening the passenger door and climbing over the stick shift to my seat.

2 Cups of bleach in today's laundry.

3 AM. The hour of the morning that brought Claire to our room, asking to be fed.

4 Netflix movies entering our home today via "Watch Instantly."

5 Episodes of Grace vomiting before noon today. In our room, in her bed, in the shower, in the toilet.

6 requests from Claire, asking me to help her spit in the toilet. She is not sick. Presumably anything Grace does is imitation-worthy.

7 PM. The hour both children woke from late afternoon naps.

8 PM. The hour of dinner. It consisted of saltines and Popsicles.

9 Minor injuries. Our children jump from a half wall in our apartment for kicks. I'll post a video as soon as I overcome my fear of being reported to CPS.

10 PM. The hour I intend to get the kids to bed. But I'd better hurry. I have two minutes.


  1. I am impressed that you are able to write so lightly about things that would have me in despair (truth be known, I am a wreck over things much less deserving than this). Hope today is a better day.

  2. Dear Elise,
    You are a wonderful mother, and a great person. I'm chuckling out loud, not only at your cleverness, but at how alike the lives of mothers can be.
    Hang in there :)

  3. love those days. I'm surprised you lasted till 10. I would have been pulling my hair out by 6.
    You are amazing!