Blogs Are Stupid

Doesn't anyone believe in Dear Diary anymore? What happened to the joy of putting actual pen to paper? And why does every ordinary Jane and John think they can write well enough to burden the world with their scribblings? It’s a mystery that badly needs solving. My first entry contains my thoughts about blogging and will set your expectations. The rest will probably be stream of consciousness garbage, much like you’ll find on any other blog. Perhaps we will both come away enlightened.

Friday, September 21, 2007

The Best Medicine

It's been a rough week.

Lots of heavy stuff...the death of a friend, the decision to medicate my youngest son, work concerns for Husband, and the persistent ache of missing my family.

I need to laugh.

If you can watch the following and not laugh...well, I'd venture to say your week has been a whole lot rougher than mine.

Diminutive One heard the giggles and came to watch. He grinned.

"Is it really that fun to have a baby?" he asked.

"Yes. It really is."

I squeezed him, remembering. From the very first chortle, his laugh has been infectious. I used to tickle him just for the sheer joy of hearing it spill out of him.

Babies are good.

And I feel better. You?


  • At 5:08 PM, Blogger Sarah said…

    Oh, yes.

    Babies are good.

    I'm so sorry it's been a rough week, though.

  • At 6:11 PM, Blogger Namito said…

    Hey there.

    After such a heady brew of life at it's most difficult, no wonder it's a delight to bask in the simple, primal joy of a baby being a baby.

    Jim sounded like someone I would have loved as well. A kindred spirit.

    I wish you were up here. Are you still doula-ing?

  • At 6:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So sorry about your week.

    The medication decision is so tough.

    The second video is one of my favorites. I had never seen the first one. My husband and I are on the fence about having another...these videos did not help.Or maybe they did. :)

    I hope you find lots more laughter this week.

  • At 6:38 PM, Blogger Girlplustwo said…

    sigh. i must really be having a bad week if it makes me want to cry.

    other weeks i'd be laughing.

  • At 6:51 PM, Blogger flutter said…

    That first one cracked me up with him rapping his head on everything.

    ((you)) these weeks pass, friend.

  • At 7:27 PM, Blogger painted maypole said…

    I'm grinning. I think this weekend I may have to pull out the baby videos!

  • At 9:07 PM, Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said…

    Hugs to you. I hope next week is a better one and that you hear lots of laughter.

  • At 10:07 PM, Blogger Liv said…

    Oh, honey, sending you the warmest, yummiest, Southernly, deep dish, spiritual casserole I can conjure. It's been quite a week for you. Rest.

  • At 10:41 PM, Blogger Amie Adams said…

    Sorry you had such a rough week. That sounds like way more than any one person should have to deal with in such a short period of time.

    I always visit the Flight of the Conchords You Tubes when nothing else will do. Fun-ny!

  • At 10:58 PM, Blogger Lisa Wheeler Milton said…

    Those quads get me everytime.

  • At 11:35 PM, Blogger Mary said…

    Here from Slacker Mommy... those were just adorable! The quadruplets ... so cute! I hope the next week goes a lot better for you... and I love the concept of your blog.

  • At 2:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I so needed that!

    Thinking of you and hoping next week brings clearer skies ...

  • At 6:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My 2 month old daughter has just started cooing, her laugh consists of an excited cough at this point, but I have to admit - it makes my day when she does it. I can't help but smile. Those videos were wonderful and I hope that your weekend is peaceful.

  • At 10:14 AM, Blogger thailandchani said…

    Sorry to know you've been having a rough week. Hopefully that will lift up for you.



  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger OhTheJoys said…

    That middle baby NEVER fails to make me laugh.


    I hope you're feeling better soon!

  • At 3:57 PM, Blogger Geri said…

    Bless you! I'm sorry your weeks been bad, but the good news is that it'll probably get better!
    Delurking for a laugh

  • At 5:42 PM, Blogger Maureen Fitzgerald said…

    Thanks - I needed that too! Love the quads...

  • At 9:14 PM, Blogger Ms. Skywalker said…


    I didn't think I'd feel better for years.

    Thank you.

    So needed that.

  • At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm so sorry about your friend and everything else you are going through.

    Please stop by my site. I've given you an award -

    ~Sandy G.

  • At 10:41 AM, Blogger Amy Y said…

    Thanks for sharing those!
    I'm glad you feel better...
    I have had babies on the brain lately... perhaps, after just turning 30, my clock is starting to tick again after 4 years of being broken? Eek!

  • At 3:48 PM, Blogger Mimi said…

    I'm smiling now! Thanks for sharing that!

    And that last one! 4 babies! Holy Moley! How sweet with all of them laughing!

  • At 7:10 PM, Blogger Ruth Dynamite said…

    I will never tire of these kind of baby videos. (And my "babies" were laughing hysterically just watching!)


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