I have been neglecting you. Don’t feel special, though. I’ve been neglecting pretty much everyone and everything. It’s not that babies are so demanding. His needs are fairly uncomplicated. Usually a variation of feed me change me hold me. It’s more that we are still working on the concept of delayed gratification (and you know, nighttime) and if he doesn’t get his needs met pretty much instantly, he gets mad. Really mad. And when he starts crying, I get frantic. I pretty much lose all ability to function until he has stopped crying ( which he does pretty quickly when he gets what he wants. ). So anything that requires specific timing, like um, cooking – isn’t really happening much. Sometimes I do manage to cook, but the multistep process of 1) cooking 2) photographing what I’ve cooked 3) uploading photos (never mind editing) and 4) writing about it seems like it’s laughably hard.
Which is not to say I never do it. Look! I made something! It helps that it’s a cocktail, to soothe mama’s jangled nerves (if you want to make it a mocktail, just omit the gin) and there is no timing involved.
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