Friday, January 08, 2010

7 Quick Takes: Really Quick

Matt forgot what time it was this morning and left for morning prayer without bringing me tea. The result was five children, ok 4 children jumping up and down on my head screaming things like
'What comes after If only you would slay the wicked Oh God'
'No I didn't!'
'Yes you did'
'No I didn't!'

Due to my insane self directed school/chore charts, Elphine after shouting Psalm 139 to me in my sleep, undertook to practice the piano while it was still dark out. Really, I don't think children need any kind of musical education. And WHY, in the name of the Almighty, is she a morning person? A self motivated driven morning person? How did this happen to me?

Turns out, texting does not save time in a person's life. It is the supreme and most fabulous way to waste time Ever.

I really like this new baby. I'm pretty sure I said that about all the other ones but I can't remember. There's just something about her that's really lovely.

As I posted on facebook, it turns out that Rye Bread does not make good bread pudding. I don't know what possessed me to think that it would. Anyway, I worked so hard and it looks so beautiful that I have not been a. so mean as to make anyone eat it and yet b. too attached to it to throw it away until it has actually gone bad. So its sitting here looking at me and waiting. I'm hoping Matt will have mercy on me and throw it away.

Gladys is potty training herself. She sits for hours on the potty singing and shouting. I don't take any credit for this. It took 3 years to train the first child, a week to train the second and his whole tiny life to train the third. That the fourth would again be self directed, self motivated and desirous of learning this new skill is beyond my understanding. Given that she doesn't look like me at all, I've entertained the thought that she is not, in fact, my child.

When I finally woke up, this morning, I caught three children riotously sliding down the stairs on my nice living room throw blankets. I was both angry and impressed with their ingenuity.

Go check out Jen.


Jessica said...

Anne, I know I've said it a hundred times, but you crack me up.

And I'm glad I'm not the only one with a child who is taking HIS ENTIRE TINY LIFE to make friends with the potty.

Anonymous said...

No Tea?! Gosh, and he seems like such a nice man.