Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Disengage





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.

6 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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