The other day Baby Bug says to me, “I have a stomachache.”
Immediately I thought, oh no! How could she have a stomachache? Does she even know what a stomachache is? I asked her if her tummy hurt while my mind raced over what she had eaten in the last 24 hours.
Then she said, “I need one nice green leaf” and walked over to the sliding glass door to stare at the plants outside.
If you are familiar with “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” then you know what Baby Bug is up to. That silly girl. She thinks she is a caterpillar. And maybe she is since she’s been eating a string of things like birthday cake and ice cream and pizza just like the very hungry caterpillar these last few days. Maybe she does need one nice green leaf to make her feel better.
When she said it again at dinner time, I chopped her up some lettuce and gave her a “nice green leaf” salad. She seemed to like it. Or at least the salad dressing anyway.
I’m going out to my mom’s for the weekend and she does not have wifi at this moment. It’s some crazy mix-up with her shutting off her house phone-line and using cell phones as her primary source of communication and thus shutting off all cable connections etc etc etc… there’s always some sort of drama going down at Camp Chaotic. But this drama has seriously got me quivering with the shakes. What am I gonna do?!!! Life without the internet? Does it exist?
Normally, I would say this is a good thing. It’s about time I disconnected my head from my laptop and learned to appreciate the finer things in life, like paying 100% attention to my daughter for a change! BUT work is crazy busy right now! Not to mention, thanks to you wonderful people, my etsy shop is going off! I get about 20 emails an hour. I can’t let go. And if I do let go, when I get back I’ll be so buried I’ll die! I’m already months behind on some emails. Going without writing back for three or four days will just kill me. How did this happen?!!
If it weren’t for the fact that a very special “green birthday dinner” with a very curious green jello “poke cake” has been planned, I would consider not going out. And you know how much I like going out to the sticks! This is going to be very hard for me. I’m already plotting maps to all the free wi-fi locations within a twenty-mile radius of my mom’s house. I am that pathetic.
So anyway if you don’t hear from me (email-wise… not hearing from me blog-wise for a few days is nothing new) it’s because I’m lost in outer space. I will miss you probably more than you miss me. I hope to be back by Tuesday. Maybe sooner.