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Adventures in Boonie-land
Thursday, March 18th, 2010

I don’t get those women who want to bear children after forty or, God forbid, fifty! Children are for the young. I’ve only had a small three-day dose, but I’m exhausted. Have you ever tried to tell a 1-year-old that the reason she cries is that she needs sleep? Or that dropping her toy over the side of the playpen out of reach isn’t a screaming offense? There’s no reasoning with her. And although the 5-year-old has some verbal skills, she still doesn’t get the concept of let’s sit so the dog doesn’t get overexcited and stops barking. Nope, she runs circles around the couch yelling at him to shut up. There’s a reason I had a house husband. I don’t have the maternal gene.

It also doesn’t help that there’s so much Irish running through their veins. Everything that happens, happens loudly.

Yesterday when the 1-year-old went down for a nap, I did manage to finish another chapter of the big book, but I didn’t make it back to any of the smaller projects. Maybe I’ll work up the nerve to put the shock collar around the neck of the barracuda with a tail (the dachsund) so he will stop barking and I can think. He’s old and grumpy and likes to check you with a bruising (not puncturing) bite. Or maybe I can just shoo him out the door and he can go play with the pit bull next door.

5 comments to “Adventures in Boonie-land”

  1. Yo'Momma
    · March 18th, 2010 at 9:38 am · Link

    Time to come home.

  2. Rachel Lynne
    · March 18th, 2010 at 10:50 am · Link

    LOL, you’d better come home before you pull all your hair out!

    I feel for you, I’m maternal to my kid only. We understand each other …when I say Mama’s working, she grabs the DS or a book and occupies herself!

    Oh and put the dog out the door, shock him, or both. Barkin’ dogs drive me nuts!

  3. Delilah
    · March 18th, 2010 at 3:27 pm · Link

    Momma! I’ll be there late tomorrow night. And yeah, it’s WAY past time! 😀

    Rachel! I’m so over being a “dog person”. My husband was a dog trainer and we had large dogs throughout our marriage. I like living without dog hair, accidents, and the barking!

  4. Heather
    · March 19th, 2010 at 11:28 am · Link


    You could have pinged me…depending on what your daughter was writing about I might have been able to help with an old paper. 🙂 I have thousands of them around and im sure you could have edited it enough to make it legit.


  5. Delilah
    · March 19th, 2010 at 2:03 pm · Link

    Heather! Nah, she has her own style of writing. I’m pretty sure the teacher would have noticed. 😉

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