Tuesday, March 04, 2008

CTR

Our kid loves to choose the right.

I know this because she spends 90 percent of her time cuddled up on the right side of my body. I don't mean a slight leaning; I mean that just about any time I look down, the right side of me belly is like a glorious lopsided mountain, not quite ski jump but certainly unashamed. This means that the right side of my lower back is stronger each day and soon I shall be able to lift a house, er, at least birth a baby. Whenever I lie down, I try to nudge her left to share the love a little but she sho loves that right side and in the grand tradition of her parents, doesn't like to be told what to do and stands her ground. I'm okay with CTR rings, but if this is any indication of her political leanings, WATCH OUT.

Speaking of babies, I realized something last week: moms terrify me. Friday, the sun was out (for once!) and I went on a little walk to soak it on up. I turned a corner and saw two stroller-moms walking toward me and I. TOTALLY. PANICKED. I immediately turned up a different street....only to see ANOTHER pair of stroller moms headed right for me. MAYDAY. I turned up the next street and ended up trapped in a cul-de-sac until they were gone. It was a visceral reaction and I didn't even have time to think about it; I instinctively ran the other way. Maybe because I feel like they speak a language I don't, or have interests I don't, or will try to talk to me about things I don't understand. Ones I actually know are great. But as strange as it sounds, seeing multiple pairs of stroller-moms walking toward me totally overwhelmed me! Am I in for a treat or what?

But back to politics and our CTR baby...any predictions for today??? Will Hillary's campaign come back from the dead? Will Obama squish her like a bug in both Ohio and Texas? Will they go halfsies? Look into your crystal ball and tell the Internet what you see...

6 comments:

Ashley is Blogalicious! said...

You are funny. Wanna go on stroller walks for practice?

J said...

Obama's got it in his pocket. He held my hand when I was frightened.

erin g said...

if she's facing the way she's supposed to, it's actually her left. so, you don't need to worry.

Kar said...

K, loved your comment on the iPod post...that was exactly my message. We go from BoM to Salt n Pepa to a little Disney with a side of Justin Timberlake. Gotta love it! And...I hope it doesn't creep you out that I put your blog link on my page. :) I told Allyson I want to come to one of the monthly lunches sometime.

snittymagee said...

So does that mean when this kid comes out that one side of your body will be stretched out farther than the other and you will be walking like Quasimoto without the hump? I mean, it's cool, don't worry about it.

Supalinds said...

You ran from stroller moms? I am surprised that fear didn't induce labor. It induces birth control in me :)

Just think, in no time you can join them and talk about how much better your stroller is than theirs. So much to look forward to.

On the other hand, you could just keep running, stoller and all. Hopefully the baby will enjoy the ride.