The Bad Mommy

I work only to pay for his therapy later.

Location: Novato, California, United States

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Raises for Everyone!

Happy Halloween!

C BOUNDED out of bed this morning. You know - the kid who has been known to moon me when I tell him it's time to get up? The kid who crawls - rather than walks - into the bathroom to brush his teeth? The kid who doesn't talk until after he's been in the shower for at least ten minutes?

This morning he lept out of bed, hummed while he brushed his teeth, talked to me the whole time he was in the shower and was generally in a very good mood.

Right up till I pulled his hair while I was brushing it. "You know, Mom, I really don't need to be handsome today. Today I'm the Grim Reaper."

Still, he was cheerful and talkative and all I could think about was what it must be like to be a teacher with a whole room full of kids for an entire day who are on a sugar high before they even get out of bed.

Under the best possible scenario we pay our teachers an embarrassingly small amount of money. On a day like today, if I were an elementary school teacher, I'd be calling in sick and spending the day drinking margaritas.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Last Week's Laundry Haul

Recovered from the washing machine last week:
  • One penny (now mine)
  • One ping pong ball

Frost On The Pumpkin

This morning when C and I went out to get in the van to drive to day care, the windows were all frosted up. No big deal with the front and rear - a swipe with the wipers took care of it. As we headed off down the street, I ran the driver and passenger side windows down and back up to wipe the frost off of them.

As the cold air hit C in the backseat, he popped off with "Sheesh! Are you crazy in the head?"

Me: "Why yes, I am. Thank you for asking."

From the back of the van came a little voice: "Oh great. I've got a crazy mother."

Like this is news?

Monday, October 16, 2006

Sock Update #4

Number of socks completed: 18

Number of socks remaining to be completed before 12/25: 6

Socks in Progress: 1 - (1) Cast on and about 3/4" of ribbing complete. Yes, I know: One barely started sock is not much. However, keep in mind that I've also just completed the second Regia Silk sock that I was knitting for myself, along with the first of some red Mega Boots Stretch socks that C asked for, and have gotten the second as far as the heel flap. I think of them as Bonus Socks.

I'm about to cast a second sock of a pair in Koigu and that stuff is like butta. It will go fast.

With more than ten weeks to go till Christmas, I am still completely on track to complete all promised socks in time.

Always assuming that I don't get seduced by something else. Like the Karabella cashmere/wool shawl. Or the Brooks Farm clapotis. Or the new Rowan cashsoft aran that flung itself into my bag when I was at Marin Fiber Arts last week. Or more bonus socks.


Friday, October 13, 2006

Another Skill to Add to My Resume

I am an excellent cat piller. This week, I am giving Slick the glucosamine capsules for his arthritis that someone else thought he was giving to Slick last weekend while I was away, and which I've been finding, slightly sticky, under the dining room table.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Fall Is Here

With the sun coming up later and later every morning, it's getting harder and harder to get C up and moving in the mornings. This morning, I asked him several times to get up. Then he mooned me.

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