Thursday, August 7, 2008

Lower standards

Moms who are also expecting often say, "I don't know how I'm going to do it with two."

My answer is: with a little more shrillness in your voice and with lower standards.

I think we've got a better rhythm now and it's not as hard or desperate as Aldo's first year, but after sleepless nights like last night it's like we go back in time.

Today is a day of lower standards. For example, right now, the kids are watching Little Einsteins so Mommy can pack a snack and talk to the Internet. The 5 second rule has turned into If Harriet hasn't Licked it rule. I think dinner is going to be something from the freezer (tamales?) with a side of something from a can (green beans?). And I'll be taking chocolate, caffeine and ibuprofen every 4 hours.

1 comment:

Helen said...

Ah yes, lower standards. Emma got to play on the computer for an hour this morning and then had the expected meltdown when it was over. Our bathtubs have been dirty for weeks and I am more likely to buy a new bra than wash my old ones. I think we are in survival mode! I love your new format!