This morning it was the ongoing battle with the washing of the baby bottles for the first time and then the putting them back together and OH MY GODS WHY DO THEY HAVE SO MANY GOTDAMNED PIECES?
So of COURSE this morning after they were all washed and laid out to dry with care, it took me approximately 25 minutes to put them all back together again. After much swearing and Sally Boy meowyelling at me asking what my freaking problem was, after I googled how to put them together because one set was missing all the lips, after putting new lips in my AMAZON CART but thankfully not hitting "purchase" yet, something in my teeny tiny brain clicked and I found the part I was missing tucked inside another part.
So, a happy dance of epic proportion ensued and Sally Boy was kind of enjoying it, Eliza Jane Doolittle was looking on in disgust with how stoopid I am, and all was right with the world.
BUT IT WASN'T. Not until I picked up the phone to tell my dear sweet dumpster husband what an idiot his wife is.
And so I did what I do. And lately, with my voice being on the total fritz, I sound like a seal or a terrible barking dog with serious pain going on and yet, he still answers almost every time I call him to tell him my next idiotic escapade.
Now, I am a big bonnet head and do you think that the Ingalls would have ever put up with this nonsense? NO. EMPHATICALLY NO. They were lucky if they had any milk to drink from bewbies or otherwise, and they didn't supplement with Charles giving a bottle of milk or any of that sissy business like we do today. So, I am going back to that time. I'm slamming on my bonnet, it will be fabulous of course, but bonnet it shall be and I will rock the heels under my prairie garments and not worry about the settings on the dishwasher or the washer and dryer and all these new fangled baby options with special detergent and all that NONSENSE!
OK, so you know I'm kidding, but only slightly. There is a saying in the rooms of AA, "KISS" KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID. For me, in every area of my life, it's imperative that I KEEP IT SIMPLE. Including babies.
I think the more nonsense we incorporate into our lives and into our baby's lives, the more difficult things get for all of us. So, I vow to do my best to keep them safe and in one piece, but that's the most I'm going to promise right now. My mom dropped me on my head, and I turned out JUST FINE.
Ya know that bargain bleach at the store that is always on sale? Yeah, well, that's their bathwater. DISINFECT, BABY! KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID!
I've got a dresser full of clean tiny adorable ridiculous clothes, some for boys and some for girls and some for who the hell cares - baby David Bowie or someone - but they are all these little "sacks" as DH calls them, and that's what these babies will be lucky to wear for a while. SACK EM' UP! But dammit they are so cute. So so tiny and cute and sweet and smell so darn good. And the onesies. I cry every time I hold up the newborn white onesie that is smaller than my hand almost.
So, as I sat again last night watching the first season of Homeland with my dear sweet dumpster husband and not ONE but BOTH of these kiddos had hiccups at the same damn time, I marveled at the fact that I can keep this simple, stupid, even though it's about the most profound thing I will ever do to grow two humans in my belly at one time.
The Thing I Love This Thursday is that we CAN choose to reel it back in and K.I.S.S. Really and truly, we can reel back in the crazy. Even if we have to keep doing it over and over and over and over as I do and will have to do the rest of my life. TOOLS to handle life on life's terms are something I never had until I started working a 12 step program. And man oh man, are my husband and my babies the better for that whole thing.
Sunday is eviction day, people. Hall & Oates shall meet the world. I will post here as soon as we are able and willing to put them out there. I know they are excited to meet you. Thanks so much for all the love and support!