Sunday, November 12, 2006


See? I forgot yesterday. I didn't mean to, I wrote my last post so late that yesterday it felt like I'd just posted. And then today, I thought, "Well, geez, I missed yesterday, I had to miss a day when we were on our trip, I might as well give this up."

It's a slippery slope. But here's today's post. Not much to say. The boys continue to be cute, I continue to worry about how to raise boys to be peaceful and kind without emasculating them; I continue to want them to stay little at the same time that I look forward to the day they're able to come out at 5 am, turn on the TV, pour themselves a bowl of cereal and leave us to sleep. I love Ben's current age (20 months), but I also can't wait until he can clearly tell us what the hell he wants.

I read today (sorry, can't remember where) about someone who was trying to figure out the word for feeling sadness and happiness at the same time. "Melancholy" is too sad, but "bittersweet" isn't exactly right, either. It's exactly what I feel as I see the boys getting older.

OK. I won't give up. I'll keep trying to post daily. I have forgotten, though, why this was a good idea, when I feel like I have no insights at all.


Boobless Brigade Master said...

You bet your sweet bupkis you have insight! You are one of the most insightful people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
And I have no doubt that you are doing a fine job teaching your boys to be sensitive without turning them into little girls. You are also one of the most kind persons I've ever not actually met...LOL...and I see that you're passing that along to your sons via reading your stories about them!
Trust me...the world needs more parents like you:)

Lunasea said...

Well, aren't you sweet! Thanks, BBM. Right back atcha, coven sister. I guess I feel like I have insights with no answers. I think it's the no answers part that's bugging me.

jess said...

Are you thinking of Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life? By Amy Krouse Rosenthal? She talks about trying to find the word for sadness and happiness at the same time - I think she ended up running across a Japanese word for it.

Lunasea said...

YES! That's it! Thank you, Jess!

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