|Sloth, my alter ego!|
I give a lot of credit to single parents. Parenting is really hard and I really prefer to have a partner in crime. Having someone else around helps you to laugh off the ridiculous instead of getting upset when you are standing in the kitchen, head filled with snot, and having the following conversation with a two year old (this conversation has been reduced for the sanity of the reader):
Violet: I want my dinner!
Me: Good! I am making dinner.
Violet: I want a bologna sandwich.
Me: Let me get your sister's pancakes started and I will make you a sandwich.
Violet: NO! I WANT BOLOGNA NOW! I WANT MY DINNER!
Me: You will just have to wait.
Violet: NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! (crying, screaming, very distressed)
Mimi: What am I having for dinner? I don't want a sandwich. Oh, you are making me pancakes! When will my pancake be done? Can I have chocolate chips?
Violet: I have to go poo poo!!!! (She has been saying this all day long!)
Me: EVERYONE STOP TALKING TO ME NOW!!!!
Violet: GIVE ME MY BOLOGNA!!!!!
Everything today was going fine until dinner. I did not blow up much after that but it also helped that I plopped the excitable little creatures down in front of the television to enjoy the DVD, The Hungry Caterpillar. For any parents who do not know this trick, if your child needs to be calmed down, this DVD will do it in the matter of seconds. Buy it now!!!!! Anyway, they are all a snooze dreaming of a day filled with all you can eat bologna and chocolate chips.
I on the other hand cannot breathe. I have taken medicine and frankly, it has not worked. There is a large pile of Kleenex next to me and I cannot say the blowing has given me any relief. When I woke up earlier today, I had high hopes for sewing tonight. I could breathe, a lot of coughing, but I could breathe. I organized my sewing area a bit and thought I would complete four pillows. Naw! Don't feel like it. Plus, I don't want to make pillows full of my germs. Imagine this description on Etsy: Lovely pillows made with a floral decorator fabric. These pillows were crafted with love in a smoke-free home filled with germs that will cause laryngitis, coughing, head and nose congestion. Please use pillows at your own risk. While I don't believe that germs really live that long on a surface, the truth is, I just don't want to sew tonight for the simple reason that I just don't feel good and I need a break. Therefore, after sharing my experiences with you, I am calling in sick from my non-paying job.