Sunday, February 15, 2009

To OUR friend, Tiny Pink Blankie:
thank you for the timeless snuggles even after you became scratchy when mommy washed you with Oxi Clean.
You were our favorite pretend prop, excellent for swaddling dollies and monkeys as well as being held in place with a crown when we play "married".
You smelled like morning breath that ONLY a mother can love.
You made parenting easier when the overtired stage was reached.
You were privvy to the Tokio weigh station jokes and our stops at the Moses Lake Burger King.
You watched Fairytopia and Clifford with her when I couldn't bear to.
I know it never hurt your feelings when people 
joked about how stinky and pathetic you became.  
I like to think at the final resurrection you will show up fresh, and a true Pink 
that will never fade :)
You never really got what the big deal was about that baby anyway...

Can you believe that I, a grown woman, am weeping as I type this?  I'm not sure I am cut out for this parenting gig... to see your child heart broken feels unbearable.  And this about a BLANKET for crying out loud!  What the heck I am going to do as Bradie gets older and the stakes get higher?!

Out the window it went on the interstate.  Marcus and I both did a down and back over the suspected section, but no luck.  Numbly I drove Bradie and myself to Edmonds to a baby boutique.  I was out of my mind and should have just went to Target here but I had to look myself... 

The amazing blessing is that she is really doing okay.  We are on night #2 and she even took a nap today with our new replacement.  But momma knows.  She's a little off.  So know I pray and watch and talk if she wants to, I suppose.  I'm a little sad I won't be able to pull the thing out when she's 20 and embarrass her with its funk and dingyness...

So with all deaths, even minideaths that we'll most likely chuckle over someday, I am looking for the teachable moment.  Maybe Bradie will understand in a deeper way the father's heart as he gazes over his land, looking for his wayward son in the distance.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bee line for the camera... I love using a 50 mm but its hard with kids and FAST crawlers.  I told him no and kept him at bay with my foot, hence this priceless, whiny face.
A boy and his...Swiffer?  Apparently it is an agape sort of love.
Thanks Cousin Meg for giving us your old iBook.  Meg is the normal sort of person who upgrades every few years when her computer slows down and becomes quirky....Marcus is the sort of person who will rip its guts out and put in new guts.  Here's Marcus after removing the back case of the iBook which I quickly found out is NOT easy and can break the whole darn thing.  He got it off without using a Spudger (a little rubbery nail file type thing) which makes him pretty awesome.  I played the role of assistant, scotch taping carefully TINY screws to a labelled chart he printed of the internet.

"what happens if you put the wrong screws in the wrong place?"- me, the simpleton

"you can screw through the logic (mother) board."- marcus, the apple surgeon.

gotta go, Beau is going up the stairs....