Sunday, November 11

best parts

Best part of today for Bumper:

Waking up to her sweet new art easel. We meant to get this aaaaages ago but being completely lazy procrastination inflicted really busy parents, we waited until it basically became an early Christmas present.

she loves all things messy and colourful

Best part of today for SB:

Bumper sitting on my lap after bath time, whips open my robe with both hands, and shouts "DAD! Look at this!".

photo will never be available

Best part of today for Motherbumper:

The moment that it dawned on me that going out to buy that damn easel yesterday morning - even though I had a billion other things to do - was the best damn thing I could have done... because I'm getting sick. I woke up this morning feeling like someone had used sandpaper on my throat and beat tiny little pillowcases full of tiny little oranges on all my joints.

Sitting Bumper down in front of whatever artistic materials she requested (dry markers? sure. chalk? yup. crayons? here you go little lady, draw away - I'll just lie on the bed over here... and rest my eyes... no I'm not sleeping, I'm just resting my eyes) - well those magical arty materials entertained the little lady like she was inspired by the Masters.

Monet mostly, in case you are wondering.

I've dosed myself with everything that I can think of taking, drinking tea which just makes me pee, and am going to head to bed as early as possible (okay - so I'll do at least three of the above).

Here's hoping Monday has mercy on me.

Statistics tell me: I'm f****d.

17 comments:

Karen said...

hey, don't know the peeing, that could really be your cure! hope she draws all day tomorrow too.

Assertagirl said...

Oh no, hope you're feeling better tomorrow, not worse. The Toronto bloggers are being hit with a wave of viruses!

That bit about the photo never being available made me laugh. Cute.

Mac and Cheese said...

No photo available???? Your readership could skyrocket. Funny stuff though.

Chag said...

Easels rule! We have one for the kids; one side is a chalkboard and the other is a dry erase board.

Loved the "photo will never be available" line.

Hope you get better soon!

Don Mills Diva said...

That photo line made me laugh out loud!

I so need to get an easel for Graham.

Izzy said...

Oh, the oranges in the pillowcases! That's the WORST. I do hope you're feeling better soon and that the awesome new easel buys you some extra doze time if you're still illin'

something blue said...

How can you be so funny when you're sick? It's hardly fair. Get better!

Kyla said...

FEEL BETTER!

The best part of SB's day CRACKED ME UP!!

crazymumma said...

She flashed your man with your t*ts?

excellent start to the years ahead...

get better....soon I hope.

Denguy said...

I like all things colourful, too, but not messy. We got that same easel for The Bug, she uses it often.

Rusti said...

YAY for the easel! YAY for nakedness! POO on sickness! I hope you aren't down for long... good luck to you!!

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

Oh, I don't wish you the hell that is the sickness going around.

Sleep (ha!) and feel better!

kittenpie said...

OH god, me too. I feel like I've been worked over by Guido's goons in my sleep, my head hurts, and the branch is 77 degrees, but I'm frozen. Here's to tea and soup... Feel better soon, honey.

Lisa said...

Hope your Monday was better than your Sunday! I think Bumper's got a deal going with SB on the side. LOL

b*babbler said...

Awesome easel. If only that would keep Peanut occupied. Sadly, we're a good year away from that still...

Which is too bad, because for the better part of a week I've been fending of the almost-cold. Either come and be done with it, or go away completely, but this in between state sucks.

Feel better soon!

petite gourmand said...

ah the easel...a life saver.
hope you are feeling better soon.
being sick with a two year old truly sucks.

Cakabaker said...

I don't know why you don't want to post that photo, your readership count would go up enormously. Did anything else go up enormously when the mr. looked (wink wink)?