Friday, August 21, 2009

Teething Tribulations

This past week has been incredibly challenging. I said goodbye to a loved one, screamed at a very small loved one, got so wrapped up in something that I missed the big picture called life, hardly slept for several nights running (teething tribulations), and now am sick.

I guess it is no surprise, to be sick after such a wearing week. Yet, as any mama knows, being sick with a little one who demands your all - when you're already worn down - is, well, shitty. Watching our backyard neighbors shoot off an air gun at the flock of crows in their tree pretty much topped off my week with the sour cherry. I refrained from asking if they were inbred. Let's just say, based on past behavior, the question would have been redundant.

I've been fantasizing about packing up and just getting out of dodge. But, what is dodge exactly? Wouldn't it just follow me around until I found the next town marked with a sign that said, "An Even Bigger Pile of Dodge :: Duh, what did you expect?"

Through all this, Little B is smiling and laughing still. Thank heavens for little girls.

***

This video was taken a few weeks ago when Bronwyn had just barely turned 6 months old.

4 comments:

Adele said...

Whew-- we are in the middle of a teething bout, so I feel very present to your weariness. I don't know what I would do without those sweet baby smiles.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Jennifer....you are a strong mother and things will be better soon. I am sorry you had such a shitty week. I hope you feel better soon!

Zoe

Renata said...

I guess I could have warned you about last week by having you read your monthly horoscope...IT WAS A CRAPPY WEEK astrologically. And you're so tapped in that you felt it like no other. Things will start looking up, really soon...I promise :)

ambrella said...

oh love, it pained me to read all that. I wish I could have been there. I have been so wrapped up in my own stuff too that I am late in reading. i miss you. You are amazing, even when things are shitty, at seeing the little beautiful moments that carry us through. i love that you share it all.