Thursday, October 05, 2006

And then there are days like today

When A. and I wake up and loll in bed for half an hour thinking up baby names (two is a lot harder than one, because they have to sound good together, sort of); and when I look out into the back yard while I eat my breakfast I imagine, a year from now, watching two little baby girls in sweaters taking their first bobbling steps; and I get a package in the mail from my friend Viva containing two of the kick-ass toddler t-shirt pictured above; and the babies are kicking and rolling and squirming all over the place; and I'm about to spend the afternoon writing, and the air outside is crisp and autumnal, and life feels pretty damned good.

Whereas yesterday, I was exhausted and out of it and blue, feeling as if my life, like some goofy cowboy's horse, had at some point walked out from under me, and here I was hanging onto a branch, feet dangling, wondering how long I'd be stuck like this. Only about 16 hours, as it turned out. Then, who knows how I'll feel tomorrow?


Blogger scruffylooking said...

Sooo, what names did you decide on? One at a time was hard enough for me. We went with the family/bi-cultural thing - my oldest daughter has Irish names and my youngest has Spanish.

I'm glad you had a good day. You were due. Don't you love it when you recognize it while it's happening?

11:45 PM  
Anonymous cold bacon said...

that baby shirt rules. i insist you get 2. or i will have to have babies so i can get 2.

11:30 PM  
Anonymous cold bacon said...

and then i insist i go back and re-read your post and realize you have TWO!! YAY! i can't wait till i can see two little baby girls in those shirts. that is going to so rule.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Oh yes, CB, I indeed have two. And while I'm not a huge fan of the matching outfits concept in general, in this case I simply must make an exception. One baby girl in a pirate t-shirt is good, but two is just the shit.

And you know, of course, that the giver of the gift is a fellow '96 Eph...

9:43 AM  
Anonymous cold bacon said...

i did not know.

1:29 AM  

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