Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A little perk of hanging out at home this week

In some magical way, despite my best efforts, laundry in our home has increased exponentially since the child came into our lives. The drawback is that folding it all (we haven't really made it to the putting-away step yet, but we're getting there) seems to take up an absurd and embarrassing amount of time.

Once nice perk is that when you're folding laundry, you might look out the window, and when you do, you'll happen to see a neighborhood ten-year-old cruising on his bike, and he thinks no one can see him because no one is outside, so you will have a secret front-row seat, and he'll have a backpack-style violin case on, and he'll be humming/singing to himself, and then he'll try to pop a wheelie, then he will fall off his bike, and you will watch the whole thing. And when he falls, he will smack right on his stomach, spread-eagle with his arms and hands spread out like hangman, and his violin case will hit his head, and he'll yell "Oooof!" Then, he'll look around to make sure no one saw, then thinking he's alone, he'll yell "DANG IT!" and continue on his way.

And you'll laugh about it all afternoon.

9 comments:

J said...

There is nothing better than watching people fall. HAHA!

OHANA said...

Such is life's little perks, gotta love kids.

Anonymous said...

So Awesome.

Mrs. Clark said...

I ought to send you the essay I wrote about laundry when my kids were small. My theory is that the entire laundry load doubles--not just grows by 33% or 25%, or whatever--each time you add a kid. And now that I am subtracting them, I believe in this theory even more!

ChrisandKate said...

Ah, da lil' boy got an ouchie. Yah, it's pretty astonishing things you can see by secretly watching.oh, and folding laundry is the worst part of the whole thing. Hire somebody.

Erika Sullivan said...

I hear ya. I couldn't BELIEVE how much laundry one 9-lb. baby made in our lives.

Nathaniel and Dorothy said...

He he that's awesome. I linked to you on my blog, or however you say that. You should check it out.

Anna said...

I love that you are now one of those neighbors that lurks behind the shear curtains and stalks everyone... I didnt think that happened with baby number one, I thought it was grandchild number one. With that said- What a little treat to see!!
and Damn it! Why dont I see more things like that!

Supalinds said...

Bwahhhh...I love it!