Morning Fog

ConTENT (as opposed to CONtent)

on February 12, 2008

I had a great day, even if I was still a bit under the weather. I did all the things I used to do before I started teaching full time. Meaning most of my day focused on my child, my husband and I got a nap. Sorry to say, it wasn’t a long enough nap.

Back to my 23 surrogate kidlets tomorrow. They wear me out, those little germ-bags. Hmmm that didn’t sound very affectionate, did it? Trust me, I meant it in a very affectionate way.

Funny how I refer to “my child” as if I only had one. That is weird how it just rolled off my virtual tongue that way. As if I didn’t spend all those years mothering THREE. I guess I am just facing facts, finally. When one is out of college and out of the house, and the other is married and (just barely) out of the house, they just aren’t children any more. Offspring, yes. Children, no.

And I think I’m okay with that. It just makes me more anxious to smother (did you ever notice the “mother” in “smother?” I don’t think I ever did…) and hover over my remaining little one. The countdown begins…I figure I’ve got about two years left before I am no longer tolerable to him. In a smothering way. Right now he still likes me fussing and clucking and he even gets jealous if I play with the dog more than with him. Of course the dog gets jealous for the same reason, and the dog has sharper teeth.

I am so popular within these four walls, people. If I were this popular on the outside, my paparazzi would make Britney’s look indifferent.

On that note, I’m going to share a photo I took today — most likely the oddest photo I have ever taken. I was trying to snap a few of my little darling, dressed as Sam Adams dressed as an Indian during the Boston Tea Party. So anyhooooo, the little imp loves to dodge the camera, hide, make faces, you name it. So for this picture, he put his hand up in front of his face, and I caught it in motion, but look what it did to his hand…and I swear, he really does have conventional looking hands when not moving them at warp speed in front of a camera lens.


5 responses to “ConTENT (as opposed to CONtent)

  1. freshhell says:

    Wow – what a strange photo! Perhaps his inner alien was caught on “film”.

  2. Diane says:

    Oh that *is* funny!

  3. LA says:

    “Greetings, Earthlings! I am Squirt from the planet Romulac!” ~LA

  4. yaketyyak says:

    That is so cool!

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