Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Our landlady comes over fairly often (every couple of weeks) to cut the grass.  Which is fine.  I usually go out to say hello, preferably with an excuse to come back inside already cooked up, because she can be tricky to disengage from.  She's a talker.  Also fine.

Today she asked me how I liked staying home with Edie.  And I said, oh, fine.  We have a good time, but it gets a little boring.

And she said, oh, no.  You're not bored.

She then went on to give me some more unsolicited advice, and I was like, oh, ok.  And then disengaged.

I don't want to get into a whole big thing here, but, here's a fact: life with an infant gets a little boring.  It's also funny, and sweet, and lovely, and fulfilling.  And yes, occasionally boring.

If you disagree, I know a lady in Andover who would love to chat about it.


  1. Lovely pictures.

    Also, you hit the nail on the head. I work "outside the home" (ugh) at least part of every day, but the hardest work I ever do is trying to be 100% engaged with Finn when I am at home. Because sometimes, it does get boring.

    And other times, thank goodness, it gets awesome.

  2. Hours upon hours of being cozy with the carpet... Ah, the days. Like when they are four and five months old and you're like, "What am I supposed to do with them?" So you drive for an hour up the canyon with a milkshake, and an hour back home before starting dinner. Every day.

    We all know I secretly envy your boredom, but yeah, the years of infancy were a little mind-numbing.

  3. I get bored so I have a schedule to keep me busy. I am happy to be with my babies, but it is not always easy.

  4. i love it when someone tries to tell you that you don't feel the way you just said you felt.
    anyway, i agree. lovely and great and boring.

  5. I get this same response by just about everyone. And then they're like "you might be bored BUT yadayadayada"
    like I don't know all the other ways I feel about being a stay-at-home mom.

    This was refreshing.