up: i have a costume idea for firstborn’s halloween school party
down: he has to leave for school in half an hour
up: the costume is white shorts, white Tee and a white dupatta over his head –> a ghost
down: visibility is poor. we still take a photo, nevertheless
up: firstborn is packed. dupatta packed inside school bag.
DOWN: firstborn forgets to wear the dupatta. Completely ruins my spook idea.
UP: at least he brought it back safely. i can just strangle myself with that dupatta.
I am sleeping.
tired after a day of swallowed whistle-stones — baby param
firstborn’s s.l.o.w. eating
hundreds of dirty dishes
and the MMMiM shakes me awake.
“Wake up. wake up.”
Me (almost comatosely): “What?”
MMMim: “You know it’s only 4 a.m. — we can sleep for another two more hours.” and goes back to sleep.
really. he woke a kumbakharna-esque me, to tell me THAT?
i spend the next two hours thinking very dark thoughts about the man. very dark.
(ETA: header pic: a rangoli at hsbc bank, Kuala Lumpur)
me. am throwing out the microwave.
and the TV remote (esp if the MMMiM is watching cricket)
I know Kenny will throw out the dishwasher, (and M will stand on the 28th floor and try and catch it)
What about you?
1. the MiM gets cranky after 7.30 p.m. if she hasnt taken a power-nap of 10 minutes during the afternoon.
2. the MMMiM complains of 17 different stomach ailments on a Monday morning,
really. the children in the household are doing far better than their parents.
We fear the baby for he may reveal our shortcomings.”
— The Mother Puzzle; Judith D. Shwartz; Simon and Schuster, 1993
AJ, my friend, limericks aren’ my best
the story of his folks, I asked in jest
he started to talk and i married him,
the man known here as the MMMiM,
to discover he didnt have a family tree, he had a forest.
go here for a lovely old-fashioned post by mft
P.S. if someone wants to unsubscribe to maidinmalaysia after reading that awful attempt at a limerick — i totally understand.
i have a sister-in-law who just did this.
see those small stars — that’s about as far as i can get.