One Down, One To Go

The first Maddie Emo Sock is done.  Yay!  I’ve cast on for the second so I don’t lose focus.  Too much.  It’s a little snug on my foot, since Mad’s foot is slightly smaller than mine.  Or, at least it was when I started these socks!  When these are done I am going to knit up a bunch of baby socks.  Small, easy, quick baby socks.  My problem now is that whereas some people have S.A.B.L.E. ( yarn Stash Amassed Beyond Life Expectancy) I have Projects Lined Up Beyond Life Expectancy.  (PLUBLE? sounds vaguely dirty).  

I just can’t seem to get on top of things lately.  I’m sure most parents know what I am talking about.  And I have those moments where you wonder if you will ever get on top of things.  And the possibility that you will is so small that you consider whether it’s even a worthwhile goal.  This week has been especially trying.  Emily has a bad tooth that needs looking after and while we wait for the dentist to see her (even with an emergency, it’s still a several day wait….how’s that for a real downer??) she’s been in and out of school as we try to manage her pain level.   The baby has a cold so she’s been smearing nice green ickiness all over me and running a small fever.  She kept me up all night on Monday, thus ensuring that my ability to deal with Emily’s problem is massively reduced.

But it’s O.K.  I’ve been plying Little Mac with mess free markers and paint brushes and a pile of construction paper……and it’s working.  As long as she’s got a project to work on she’s perfectly well behaved.   I’m thinking I’ll dive into my craft stash and see what else I’ve got to keep her occupied.  Maybe I’ll invest in a big bag of colored pipe cleaners and wooden beads.  And tissue paper!  My hamster’s running pretty quickly now!  I think I may be on the verge of a child controlling breakthrough!

-Insert evil little smile here-

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