Monday, April 25, 2005

Ain't no cure

I know that, supposedly, their ain't no cure for the summertime blues, but what about the spring ones? I remember when I was in college during this time of year, whenever someone would complain about the manic weather, some douche bag would intone, "April is the cruelest month." (OK, OK, I even said it myself once or twice.) Now that Sophie has had a taste or two of sunshine days--you know, rolley-polley bug hunts, fun with sticks, sidewalk chalk, big wheels, (Did anyone else turn their big wheel upside down when they were little and turn it into an ice cream machine? You know-- cranking the, well, big wheel around by hand, and yelling, "Ice Cream! Come get your ice cream!" I showed Sophie this, and my husband thought I was deranged.) and yes, the tire swing, these gray and windy days drive her nuts. They drive me nuts too.

Neither of us slept well last night, and this morning, we just sat, cranky and tired, looking out the window at the grey grey sky. Then I read my novel (Geek Love. Not a bad choice for a pewter toned day.) and let Sophie watch WAY too many cartoons. We tried to do a little water colors, but even that didn't seem fun. So now, she's napping, and I'm struggling with this vaguely dissatisfied feeling. I think I'll go eat some cheese.

Today's best thing about being a mom:
Well, I never kept Easy Mac or Fruit Loops in the house before Soph. Having kid food around can be nice when you're giving in to the gloomy day munchies.

Today's worst thing about being a mom:
The Wiggles, Blue's Clues, Little Bear, Dora the Explorer, Oobi (very weird), Teletubbies, and the list goes on.


patrice said...

oobi was conceived by FREAKS. when nicole and I were still pregnant (I think, or shortly after we birthed) I was at her house and she put it on to prove that it was real. sean and I stared at it open-mouthed, like is this for real? I am going to try to steer bella away from that, but I said that about barney when trent was a baby and that simply did not work.

and the ice cream thing with the big wheel? totally.

NME said...

I am a freak who LOVES preshool programming. I watched it before I ever had kids. I find it relaxing and oddly funny. Of course I am also a simpleton.
Oobi seems genius to me. The first time I saw it I was like "Why haven't people been doing this shit with their hands forever?" Of course the way the talk makes me want to bash my head in. Why do Oobi, Teletubbies and Elmo speak in stilted English while we are supposed to be reading our infants Shakespeare?

Missuz J said...

I made the monumental mistake, while waiting in line one day at the grocery store, of creating an "Oobi" with my hand and talking to Soph while we waited. Now I am expected to be Oobi on demand talking with my left hand to my right hand. Motherhood sometimes feels like one loss of personal digity after another.