Friday, September 01, 2006

You pick

Version A:

D2 has shown great strides in fine-motor skills and self-feeding lately. He can really get around, too, and he's eager to take those first steps. D1's love of reading becomes more apparent every day, and she's also taking an interest in housework and organization. They're both quite affectionate towards me. We've been enjoying the cooler weather and have been eating well lately. I find myself constantly challenged by my work, drawing upon previously-unknown reserves of creativity and strength.

Version B:

D2 spends most of his time shredding Kleenexes and eating off the floor, when he's not climbing on those moving boxes that seem to have become a permanent part of our living room decor. He expects my fingers to be available every moment so that he can walk where he wants to go. D1 thinks I have all day to read her stories, unless, of course, she's dumping the wrong ingredients together while my back is turned or rearranging the pantry. They both want my lap exclusively if I dare to sit down or even make eye contact. It's raining too hard to go to the park. The dishes have backed up to an alarming degree. I'm at my wits'* end of things to do with them and I need a nap at 10:30 and bedtime at 6. I'd have a nervous breakdown, but I haven't got the time.

*Edited when, after due consideration, I decided I have more than one wit. The Grammar Commando is never wrong about apostrophes, but sometimes has trouble determining the intended meaning.

5 comments:

Kim C. said...

Well said! Aren't we all presented with those two choices daily?

the Joneses said...

A little whitewashing goes a long way. :) Darren and I said we need to post a sign over the cradle: "This too shall pass." One day they will walk on their own and read their own books.

-- SJ

Mamabird said...

Don't you just love it when old ladies tell you, "Oh, honey, enjoy them while they're young!" They. Have. Forgotten.

Hang in there, Duchess. It does get better.

Mamabird (whose birds are now 13, 11, and 7)

Everyday Mommy said...

I LOVE your blog! LOVE IT!

I choose B.

Devona said...

At least you still have more than one wit.