Thursday, January 15, 2009

Here I Am!

I think this may be my new motto. Get ready for it. It is going to blow your mind. It is really profound. Here it is. My life's motto:

Same Shit, Different Day

That's why I have no witty episodes to recount for you, unless you count taking both kids to Lowe's after dark in the frigid cold (Wimp! My Alaska days seem to be long forgotten!) Also: Why do I torture myself with these retarded little outings?

I've been sort of obsessed with the whole installing wood floors thing (see also: dragging multiple unwilling participants to Lowe's). Becca has been playing with a measuring tape and calling herself "The Carpet Man." God, I am sick of having people traipse in and out offering to take all my money. And, other than that my life consists of a lot of negotiating getting clothes on Becca. Trying to encourage people to sleep, dammit. A lot of trying not to rip my own ears off my head at the sound of Andrew's new high-pitched and very loud dragon-like screams. Wiping asses. Feeding mouths. Go to sleep, wake up at midnight, wake up at two, wake up at five, get up at 6, wipe, feed, bemoan my lack of clothing, repeat.

Now I have to go wipe and feed, etc. and then I'm going to surf the Internet for cheap(ish) TV cabinets that can be childproofed.

10 comments:

Feener said...

did you ever see the movie groundhog day ? that is motherhood.

Katie said...

Feener--TOTALLY. It is exactly like that movie, complete with going more and more psychotic with each passing day! :)

bevo said...

It's not all bad! In Groundhog Day Bill Murray improves himself each day - he learns to play the piano, make detailed ice sculptures, and find out much about the girl of his dreams. Actually, you all are getting better each day, too. Andrew is learning his high pitched scream, the potty training is improving, the kids are becoming increasingly competent in bugging their parents...

The Quinn Report said...

Oh yeah, same shit over here! Seriously, next time you visit Austin could we PLEASE meet up? I swear, we could just share 10 bottles of wine and have a pitty party for ourselves! Our girls could laugh and play princesses while our boys cry for the boob/bottle while we drink ourselves silly! What fun we could have together! Seriously, I would love to see you and we have an extra room.....think about it!!!

The Peregos said...

Hi Katie, Oh how I can relate. I think my hands and our house will smell like crap forever. No matter how much soap and hand sanitizer I use I am always cleaning up poop & smell it! YUCK!
Okay, on to a child proofish TV stand. We have small spaces, we are tired of kids stuffing DVDs into the player and breaking it, we just bought a wii for christmas so...we bought this little box from IKEA and LOVE IT! I know it's not lovely but it's just what we needed. The DVD player, wii, my wii fit board, guitar hero guitar and some games are all locked up in here. IKEA has a larger one too but this one fits better in our house. It locks. It has a key. I love that it locks. It's not pretty. It's okay with me.
the one we bought:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00086683
many others we looked at:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/living_room/10384/

Natalie said...

Peregos have it right. IKEA. Cheap, but not so cheap that it'll fall apart right away. In a few years, when you don't have to childproof things so much, get the really good stuff.

Same here w/the kids. I've been feeling trapped in my own home this week. ready to FREAK OUT. I need break so badly, I may go see a movie BY MYSELF tonight at 9:30. I HATE taking them out shopping or on an errand. Especially here where there is NO Fing parking. People park on the sidewalk and in the middle of roundabouts when it's possible. They park in front of and behind each other. It's just a mess. The kids no longer go grocery shopping or on errands w/me unless it's an emergency or if Liv is in school and I can quickly throw Lila on my back in the Ergo.

Andrea_Ben said...

I guess I may not want a second baby. I love the new screaming and scream back. Reid thinks it is hilarious!!!! Maybe it is that I leave him with someone else 3 hours a day. I think it REALLY helps my sanity/groundhog day effect.

Erin said...

Hee! I love your introduction to your new motto.

Can't wait to see AFTER pics of the new floors!

lisa said...

Love the new mantra. Somedays I feel like you are writing the story of my life.....there's safety in numbers right?

Jen said...

This post totally explains why I didn't post for a week.