Monday, August 10, 2015

This is life

I know the few times I post these days, I spend my precious minutes and word count lamenting that I don’t have time to write, which is idiotic. And yet impossible to avoid. (This article on The Cut—which has been producing amazing coverage of relationships, feminism and motherhood this past year—better articulates my battle with the clock, with quite a positive spin).

But this is why I don’t have time:
Because Parker is all-consuming, absolutely entertaining, and even though I miss the threads of my former identity—reading, writing, working out, going out, movies—I'm absorbing and relishing every second of it. Even if some days I'm bone tired, I know this is all fleeting. And precious. And fun in its own insular way. Besides, how do you say no to the cutest peanut on earth?


  1. Years from now, you'll be so glad you allowed yourself this time to focus on your little human. Writing, reading, exercise will always be there :)

  2. You don't ... say no.. I would never say no to her. In fact, I think I should borrow her to test that theory ... say a month with me in the country .. remember, you can't say no either.

  3. Your daughter is adorable. I love that picture featuring her and the cat!

  4. GET IN MY BELLY!!!!!!

    Time flies, this life is short. Savor every second, with relish.

  5. I remember my aunt,my mothers youngest sister, the one with 5 children .. saying in response to my mothers criticism about the house being a mess .... the children will grow up and go away, but the house will always be here.

    I hope my child looks back on today
    And sees a mother who had time to play.
    There will be years for cleaning and cooking,
    But children grow up when you’re not looking.
    Tomorrow I’ll do all the chores you can mention
    But today, my baby needs time and attention.
    So settle down cobwebs; dust go to sleep,
    I’m cuddling my baby, and babies don’t keep.

  6. Thank you, friends! I am so smitten. :)

    Candice, thank you for making me bawl! lol