Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ruining The Child's Happiness

As promised, a cat video.

I'm glad I have the video because I'm too exhausted to write. I've had very little anxiety today but the lack of adrenalin which so strongly and uncomfortably accompanies it is also missing which is wonderful but leaves me flat-out done.
And that is fine.

I had a good time with my boys and Lily today although Owen is going through some willful times. When he doesn't get his way he says things like, "You are ruining my happiness!" which makes Lily and me laugh and which only makes his happiness more ruined but what can you do?
He also said today, when we were discussing how kittens sometimes scratch you, "You're damn right it hurts!" which made us want to roar with laughter but we couldn't, of course, and he was told that he can't say "damn" but I am still giggling.

And so it goes. I am glad to be the grandmother and not the mother, I will tell you that, because it's hard to try and be consistent in not giving in to a child's demands. Hardest thing in the world.
And I always took comfort in something I heard once when I was a young mother which was that the only thing you really, without fail, must be consistent at is love.
And that I could do and so do Owen's parents.

Good night, y'all.

See you tomorrow.

But don't be expecting porn. I'm just too tired for that mess.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. running a day late as always. Yes I do watch. Wild Horses and all the rest. Hang on Love You are doing fine. I my self prefer dog porn( just a joke to make you smile Please)Come on Mary You Got It! Hugs from your alabama fan and Gosh I wish I could meet you...

  2. I can't see the video from my iPad. Stink.
    I would have burst out laughing.
    My MIL, god love her, used to take all ten grandkids for a week in the summer. One time, our daughter went to her and said "Grandma! The boy cousins aren't treating me special!" Her response was to laugh hysterically and share with the rest of the family. Now when she complains, we always say, "Oh poor Em! Are we not treating you special?" And she laughs.

  3. OMG -- My cat just went BONKERS listening to that squeaker on the video!! I have the same toy and he looked at me like WHAT THE FUCK is UP, I don't see my wand!

    :) :)

  4. That Owen is a looker. And wasn't Gibson just born last night? When did he start getting a big-boy face? My, my.

  5. "I am glad to be the grandmother and not the mother"

    Truer words were never spoke.

    Don't get me wrong. I loved my child rearing but I am glad to be done with it. All I want to do now is indulge and love my offspring and their offspring.

  6. The boys are so cute (even with the short hair cuts). Owen's comments are so funny. And Parker is adorable. Your voice is soothing too. You are lucky to have each other. None of this is new except Parker... Sweet Jo

  7. Well that was the best cat video I've ever seen. And that Parker can roll!

  8. I can't believe how grown up Owen is! He is just chatting away like a big kid.
    I think I am going to start using the words, "You are ruining my happiness". That is a brilliant statement.

  9. Adorable! Such darling male creatures, all three.


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