Wednesday, August 25, 2004

a day in the life...

it is 7:30, am, my kids (2, boys, one three and one two, who shall be referred to nos. 1 and 2, respectively,) have stolen the wooden spoons out of the utensil drawer and are auditioning for skinny puppy or einsturzende neubauten. it feels more like they are practicing on my temporal lobes.

we've now been up for roughly an hour, and i still haven't finished my first cup of coffee. they have both been fed, changed, picked out some mind-numbing "baby einstein" dvd to watch, thrown fits when mommy left for work, proceeded to run around the house screaming and throwing themselves on the ground, no. 1 has had his claritin, and has just asked me to wrap him up in saran wrap so that he can houdini out of it, which won't take nearly as long as i would like.

i, on the other hand, aside from performing all the functions necessary for my children (see paragraph above), have mostly stood around scratching my ass and rubbing my eyes. sleep deprivation is my constant friend and companion. i've found that sleep deprivation brings his friend, depression. at least once a week i feel pathetic and old and worn out. it wasn't so bad when i was allowed to look at online porn, but since some fucking waste-of-space hacker used one of my favorite sites to drop 79 viruses into my hardrive, i've been dusting off my video collection, and have more time (though, i should point out, less energy) for cleaning the house. i am a stay-home dad in my early 30's who has only just quit wearing the "punk-teenager" clothes from hot topic and bleaching my hair to hide the gray that has begun popping up all over.

i could go on and on about how rough my life is, but the fact is, it's not too bad really, other people have it much worse, and i actually like it (most days when i'm not in the aforementioned funk), and i desperately need a second cup of coffee and some pants. so we'll call that "it" for now, and i will hopefully have something funnier to write about soon.

oh, and c, sis-in-law, if you're reading this, then you found me!


Blogger nicoshellee said...

hell yes i am bored a lot!!! very bored. especially when it's raining and i can't get out. like the past few days! i don't drive so me and the 3 monkeys walk a lot of places and sometimes take metro just so we can pick up some sanity some where. how'd ya find my blog? it's not a very interesting one at times. i hear ya on the depression. i just got out of a funk. being home with 3 kids is hell. not all the time but sometimes. luckily i am past the diaper stage. that sucked. sorry bout the viruses from porn. see what ya get? j/k! porn does not bother me at all. except for the weird sicko porn. kwim? anyway thanx for leaving a comment! catch ya later!

7:30 PM  
Blogger nicoshellee said...

so darth do i take you like star wars? are you in any of the local star wars groups? i have a couple friends that are star wars freaks!

i didn't click on your guitars and bass link but my hubby plays guitar and can also play bass. and he plays synths, builds amps, lots of musical crap. anyway........

8:47 PM  
Blogger Mother Hoodlum said...

Well, apparently nico is steering you over to our punky coffee clatch! Stay at home mama of a 15 month old here, with veyr similar musical tastes.

12:55 PM  
Blogger nicoshellee said...

hey sharona! us bored stay at home parents gotta stick together!

7:02 PM  
Blogger Mother Hoodlum said... response to my question inducing last post, a coffee clatch is a gaggle of people (usually women, no offense) that get together and babble endlessly over cups of coffee and discuss nothing of any particular consequence, but have a dern good time doing so.
In otherwords, it's a sarcastic referrence to our little group of stay-at-home alterna-parents.

12:19 AM  
Blogger SarahJane said...

I finally found you! And I see you've already made friends. I am so proud. :-) By the way, I love the name

10:01 PM  

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