Monday, September 17, 2012

I love Chris, regardless of the number of eyeballs he has

Also, let me be clear.  I am aware that I look horrific in hundreds, probably thousands, of photos.  But I think he looks surprisingly attractive, even with his teeny eyeballs, whereas I just look horrific just by dint of looking like myself.

Besides, he does clean up well:

Horrifically awesome

Sam is out of school so I've got all three kids home with me today.  

Let's just say that, if I were to suddenly become a stay-at-home parent, it would take me a hot minute to get the hang of it.  

Lilly's wandering around with a poop in her pants, there are dishes and banana peels all over the place, and the boys are doing something quietly in their room, i.e., something I will have to yell about soon.  

It was a great day, mostly.  All weather should be like September.  We went out to breakfast, to the library and the Children's Museum.  So it was a lot of fun, but now I have a terrible headache, and I feel vaguely nauseous.

I had a list of things I wanted to do today, but I guess they are now filed under "Happen, Not Gonna."  

I did not pull out the fall wardrobes, I did not figure out dinner, I did not do arts and crafts with the kids and I did not give Lilly a bath even though I DID let her play in the sandbox for a REALLY long time.

Still, it was the kind of day that makes me sort of hope I get fired someday.  

Well, maybe laid off would be better? 

Anyway, I do wish I was one of those people who, money be damned, stayed with their kids until said children go off to school.  Unfortunately, I have no confidence in my home-making abilities in general, and my capacity for frugality in specific.  

By the way, I did take a break in there to go change Lilly's diaper.  I do have some standards, you know.  

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I think I'll become a professional photographer

We use Picasa to sort and store our pictures on the computer.  They recently updated to include the option to sort by people.  It took a while to train it who was who (No, Lilly and Jessica J. are not the same person, nope), but now we have folders for each of our favorite people.

By the way, it turns out we have 29 favorite people.

It's also an interesting gauge of how much time we spend with each other.  Like, we REALLY need to hang out with Elise more.  

I thought it might show the decreasing attention we paid to our children, so I compared their numbers.  We have 1100 pictures of Sam, 800 pictures of Owen, and 600 pictures of Lilly.  So then I thought, "Oh, that's so funny that we have so many more pictures of our first."  But then I was like, "Well, wait, that's possibly a spurious correlation because Sam's been alive more years than Owen who has been alive more years than Lilly."  So at least there is no physical proof that we love any one of our children the most.

Anyhow, the one thing I did definitely learn was that all of our pictures are crap.

I apologize world.  I don't know why my kids have food on their faces an apparent 98% of the time.  You'd think I'd notice something like that.  Especially as I zoom in.

And if their faces happen to be clean, then the camera is out of focus, or the flash is too bright or MY GOD THAT ROOM IS A MESS.

Also, perhaps Chris is in the picture with them.

I mean, he is a good looking man, no?  It's a shame what happened to his left eye, though.