Saturday Morning, The Armpit

3 Mar

Rosalyn is stealing all the blueberries from my granola and yogurt. Which is fine, since it’s my least favorite part. She won’t part from her winter coat-yet again, she’s slept in it, and there’s now an assortment of maple syrup, yogurt and I don’t know what covering it. I’ve already washed this coat twice this week. I hate nothing more than a dirty coat on a kid. Call it a peeve, or some sort of snobbish class thing, I don’t know, but I hate the look of it.

Rosalyn finds the wizard hat, and picks through her pant drawer wearing it. Odds are, she won’t wear pants today.

Vivian takes her pull up off, examines it, exclaims “I farted in my pull up!” and needsΒ  reminding that pull ups aren’t science projects. She runs on her tip toes into the kitchen, tosses it in the wet garbage, thumps her way back to put on her jeans. She won’t change her shirt. Last week she hated this particular shirt. Today, she won’t be parted from it. Her hands are dirty, so like a big kid, she pulls a chair up to the sink to wash them.

Rosalyn pulls a chair up as well. I’m sure a mess will start any moment. So long as it doesn’t involve toothpaste, I’m fine with it.

Someone’s plowing their driveway in the spring like sunshine. It’s almost here, and you can taste it-the warm air coming, shorts, beer on the deck. One last winter blast, one last reminder of how crappy and cold and wet winter can be. It’s all uphill from here.

The paper boy will need to trudge through the snow. I won’t be out before him to shovel. I watch the sun through the windows as Vivian plays a symphony on spoons.

12 Responses to “Saturday Morning, The Armpit”

  1. Jason Dufair March 3, 2007 at 8:35 am #

    Thanks for the snapshot! Ours is just starting too. Emma just woke up saying “poopy on the side!”. Emma has pee and poop reversed. And yes, her diaper leaked and the side of her pajama pants is wet. Off to change it. And to turn down the blasting stereo – Ian has on “The Amazing Adventures of Kid Astro”.

  2. Bromac March 3, 2007 at 9:30 am #

    Sounds like a lovely Saturday morning.

    Mine is currently testing out her new kissing skills on the cat……in between trying to pull off her whiskers.

  3. Mogo March 3, 2007 at 9:32 am #

    try to at least shovel the end of the driveway before it freezes and turns into another brick wall of ice, eh? πŸ˜‰

    at least the paper boy FINALLY took the hint and stopped showing up fruitlessly on Thursdays πŸ˜‰

  4. Mogo March 3, 2007 at 9:33 am #

    ps – you know what really fun with Vivian right now? shart streaks. srsly.

  5. thordora March 3, 2007 at 9:35 am #

    You know dear, I don’t really want to know about the shart streaks. Just sayin….

    I tried shovelling, and Ros started to run for the street. Took her in, she lost her mind. So it will have to wait until later.

  6. liprap March 3, 2007 at 10:30 am #

    Heh. I became embroiled in a thread earlier this week concerning kids’ toys that will kill your feet if stepped on by mistake, and now I’m reading about kids and messes from your corner of the digital universe as I’m letting the little guy go to town with some Play-Doh.

    I can let him do it because we don’t have carpets. Otherwise, the stuff would dry up and stay imbedded until the little guy goes to college or beyond that.

    Ahhh, Saturday mornings…

  7. Jason Dufair March 3, 2007 at 11:42 am #

    Ok, what’s a shart streak?

  8. Mogo March 3, 2007 at 11:51 am #

    shit + fart = shart.

    in other words, a shart is a wet fart πŸ™‚

  9. thordora March 3, 2007 at 3:41 pm #

    I was never allowed playdoh after a morning spent grinding it into my rug as a child. So I totally understand liprap.

    sigh…the word shart is now BANNED.

  10. Mogo March 3, 2007 at 4:14 pm #

    shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart shart πŸ˜›

  11. thordora March 3, 2007 at 5:03 pm #

    Go back towork you bloodfart.

  12. Mogo March 3, 2007 at 5:33 pm #

    i AM at work.

    it’s slow today πŸ˜›

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