Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Thought Of The Day

I've had lots of thoughts running through my head recently. Usually they're doing just that though; running through. They dont like to hang around much at the moment. Perhaps the decor needs changing? Some of these thoughts I've wanted to turn into blog posts but it seems that whenever I sit down to write nothing comes out. My brain is a big fat zero.

I'm sure from an evolutionary perspective this is a good thing. Nature can't have us women running around and paying attention to solving world hunger or trying to understand what's going on with oil pricing or exactly what that is the cat just threw up. We have to pay attention to the small squirming thing that wants to attach itself to our breasts AGAIN, and we have to not get distracted from doing so. My intellectual side tells me I should be doing something more "productive" with my day, presumably writing that treatise on The Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things. But unlike at university, when suddenly needing to paint the kitchen seemed a valid distraction from swatting for exams*, the non-intellectual pursuit of sitting and feeding or rocking and bouncing or pacing back and forth while feeding and rocking IS the main event. It IS the "more productive" thing I should be doing.

I always felt like I needed to be doing something really important and being a great success. Its really hard to get my head around the fact that the most important thing I can be doing is being a Stay At Home Mum.

*I actually did this. Ist year Classics exam. Painted the kitchen blue.


  1. Cherice7:09 pm

    I guess the thing about exam books, etc are that they don't scream their face off if you don't give them the attention you should be giving them. No matter how hard you try it's hard to ignore high pitched screams and dripping boobs isn't it? :)

  2. cherice7:10 pm

    P.S. How cute is that little spud??

  3. He is so very cute! I think that you are doing a great job and have been quite "productive". Can you send me some of that "productivity", please?

    Thanks for sharing pictures of him with us.

  4. Felix is so cute. Thanks for the e-card. I love reading your blog and feel like we know each other so well.

  5. It took me about 3 months to really GET it! And even still, I have those days where I get my priorities mixed up. It is a hard transistion to make, for the world revolving around ourselves to the world revolving around a tiny squirming boob sucking baby.At 3 months she really started smiling back and that made it a whole lot easier.

  6. So great to hear how things are going and love what you had to say. Totally a lesson in patience and "just being," I'm sure. I've been shedding my "must be productive" skin for a shiny new layer of "just go with the flow" skin that fits quite nicely. The little spud is so expressive! Always love the pics.

  7. Oh, darlin'... nurturing a human life... wow... that is the ULTIMATE in productive activities! I know you already know this... and already said it... but I just thought I'd restate the obvious.

  8. Felix is so cute. Thanks for the e-card. I love reading your blog and feel like we know each other so well.


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