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22 Apr

Love Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry For Taking Lots And Lots Of Benadryl

I’ve been meaning to post a list of the ten things that I love about motherhood. Having posted about the things that I hate – albeit with a corny post-script about loving the love, in spite of it all – and having read all the wonderful comments about the silly and sublime things that other mothers love, it seemed the obvious thing to do. But I’ve been sick – really sick, allergy-induced sick – like, stab-myself-in-the-head-to-make-the-pain-go-away sick – and there’s nothing like being sick while two small, batshit, sugar-jacked creatures jump on your prone, aching body and natter ceaselessly about WHEN ARE WE GOING TO PLAY PIRATES MOMMY YOU PROMISED WHERE’S MY COOKIE I ASKED YOU FOR MILK to make it really, really hard to think of anything good to say about motherhood, so. That’s maybe going to have to wait for a day when I don’t hate motherhood and the world in general, and also when I can sit up without wanting to stab myself in the head.

In the meantime, it’s Earth Day. Emilia likes Earth Day, “because we get to talk about the flowers and the trees and the air and the air, and also we get to pick up garbage.” Bless her.

budge earth day 2

Not shown: garbage.

Now, I’m going to cuddle my Benadryl and curse Nature for the blight of pollen that it has reduced me to a quivering mess of snot and ear pain. Don’t envy me too much.