Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pro/Con Lists Don't Really Work For Me

While admittedly there are some days when this item would be a selling point, over in the "Pro" column, today this simple fact is single-handedly dominating the "Con" column as we indecisives continue to ponder the having of another child:

That child would possibly be a GIRL and would therefore eventually be a two-and-a-half/three-year-old GIRL and would therefore make her mother want to go live elsewhere.

The tantrums this morning were innumerable. I took photos. Thank goodness my wise unconscious had somehow sensed that today was going to be That Kind of a Day and had pre-arranged a lovely babysitter to arrive at 3:30 p.m. Thus, I am happily in my coffee-shop-laptop-working place, writing productively, looking forward to date night at The Green Well, and hoping said child is in bed upon my return home this evening.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, the tantrums. This morning I tried firm and Draconian and then sympathetic and understanding. Nothing worked. The tantrums just had to run their course, I suppose. (Also, a boy will also have tantrums, no? I'll find out in a year when my boy is 2 1/2.)
    Good for you to get away. Sometimes escape is the only solution.