Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Mommying

I've discovered a new, thankless, "mom task". It's called "sorting clothes". Ble-double-ech.

This wasn't such a huge task with one little munchkin, but with the two of them, with one going out of summer 2T-3T into winter 3T, and the other going from summer 9-18 month clothes into winter 18-2T, it makes for a lot of sorting. Add in various laundry baskets of clothes that had shown up from time to time ranging from Maternity to 5T, and you have quite a fun task on your hands. Me hatey.
This was my not-so-helpful-boys hogging up the baby drawer. This was in between the tasks of "hurling ourself headlong from c'os (clothes) box to c'os box" (Gabriel), and the little person (Israel) rapidly and repeatedly emptying any container of clothes that happened to be in front of his sweet little self. Sigh.

So I keep forgetting to write about Baby Israel. Who has been taking steps. (13 months) And saying words. "Nana" (Mama), "Dada", "C'o" (Chloe), "ou-sih" (outside). He LOVES light switches. And anything digital. And cordless phones. He loves to talk about lights. "Dah!" He loves to play with Big Brother.
This is Baby Israel's most favoritest view - Life From the Mommy Perch.
This is Mommy and Israel doing something blurry and important in front of the microwave.
This is Mommy and Israel reading the cookbook together and trying to figure out how long to cook those potatoes in the microwave.
"There's that Daddy who doesn't haul me around like this."

Last night after Mommy plowed her way through clothes, she turned her attentions to giving Baby Israel a haircut, proving herself astonishingly inept. Wow, am I a bad barber. Slanted bangs and all. The child was just not a big fan of Mommy the Scissors Snippy Snippy My Neck Is Itchy and I'm Going to Bellow For All I'm Worth.
Oh my. And this is why he is holding TIGHTLY to his Holy Bible. Or perhaps it just gives him better leverage to get to that handy little pressy clicky heater button...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

:( Yeah, I'd hold tightly to my Holy Bible if I lost my beautiful hair, too.
emily

Angela said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Carrie! I thank God for friends like you. And for blogs to read to keep up with each other's lives! We plan to be in VA next weekend. Blessings to you all! Angelina

Candice said...

Thanks for the blog comment. Happy Thanksgiving to you too- what did ya'll do today? C

Anonymous said...

you are so funny carrie! I love the way you write about "mommying"!

by the way, I put Alistair in the ergo in the back position when I do dishes etc. He's ok in it for a little while, then I have to do a little dance because, you know it't REALLY boring to just sit there with no "ride."
I agree that it seems like babies have to be introduced to slings/carriers early to really like them. Mine seems to prefer what you call the mommy perch the best. I don't know how you can still hold that big boy. Alistair is 6 months and 22lbs, and I'm already tired!

Anonymous said...

you are so funny carrie! I love the way you write about "mommying"!

by the way, I put Alistair in the ergo in the back position when I do dishes etc. He's ok in it for a little while, then I have to do a little dance because, you know it't REALLY boring to just sit there with no "ride."
I agree that it seems like babies have to be introduced to slings/carriers early to really like them. Mine seems to prefer what you call the mommy perch the best. I don't know how you can still hold that big boy. Alistair is 6 months and 22lbs, and I'm already tired!

Krista (emily's sister)

Cottonista said...

Hey--looks like you feel about clothes-sorting the same way I feel about clothes-folding. I fold as fast as I can while the kids are napping, because if they are awake, I have destroyed piles.

As far as sorting their clothes goes, I have always enjoyed that. It's fun for me to go through their outfits and throw out or donate the stuff I've come to hate, or pack away the stuff I like. I love to see how my kids are growing.

Happy Thanksgiving, and hope you had a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

I like the pictures from Israel's perspective. I'm wondering too, how you can carry him around so much. I can only do it with Lydia for a little. She weighs as much as Dara does now, so that's probably part of it :) Love your posts (and you, of course :)) Carmen