Wednesday, January 11, 2006
This past Sunday we gave the Pearly girl a blessing in church. To save us all some time I won't go into great detail about the what, wherefore's and how's of the blessing... just the one small gripe that I got.
After sacrament meeting is done, often the family and friends of the blessed will go to the family's home and have a chat-n-snack. No big deal right? Just a wee open house setting to say welcome to the babe.
this is at my house right? The mother of three children, three and under.* My HOUSE...the living space of a gal who just spent 9 brutal months gestating. Consider the chaos this wreaks upon her house and body. Dadguy was telling someone how voracious LaLa was. How she used to go scavenging under the kitchen table for a leftover bite of ... whatever to eat. She doesn't do that any more. Partly because she has figured out how to open the fridge and now spends her day decimating whatever she can reach, open, or break into in there, and partly because now that I am no longer pregnant I can manage to sweep under the table more often than every four days. It got ugly and has been followed by two months of sleep deprivation, holiday mess and marathon nursing sessions during which the two mobile kiddos have ACCESS to the whole house. THIS house.
Who thought this up? WHO thought this would be a good idea or a fun time?
K, well it was fun. Likely I had a good time because my housekeeping standards have gone waaaay down. and my dear MIL came over and cleaned the kitchen and scrubbed the floor (the one area I didn't see those standards take a nose-dive). and she made the blessing dress. and homemade cinnamon rolls. and apparently was the only one with the presence of mind to take pictures.
The pix you see here? I'm a low down cheater who thinks nothing of stuffing a baby back into a blessing dress for a lousy Internet photo-op. As you may notice she is looking somewhat comatose... what we here in the House of the Mama like to call "booby drugs."
*Technically true as Birdie turns four on Feb. 3rd...LaLa turns two on Valentines Day.