Monday, July 15, 2013



"Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward." - Psalm 127:3 

"If you want to know what it's like to have a fourth, just imagine you're drowning... and someone hands you a baby." - Jim Gaffigan


The best thing about newborns is that, if you wait awhile, they eventually stop being newborns.

At their most excellent our newborns are sweet and innocent little people who have robbed us of sleep in the most gentle way possible.

 At their worst, they have screamed so loudly and in such a terrifying manner that we might just have considered exorcism.

Right now, we have a little boy who pulls a Jekyll and Hyde on us.

Calm, well mannered boy by day...

 howling banshee by night.

 So, what do we do to cope?

In the "pleasant side" of life, when we have it more together we utilize our amazingly well oiled teamwork to get through newbornhood and spend the parts of our nights with the new one in prayer.

But, life isn't always pleasant and sometimes we don't have it "more together". So, sometimes we drag ourselves like zombies through the days and nights and wait for death. We become increasingly less patient with everything and everyone around us... and fantasize about converting to Buddhism (we won't, don't worry... probably).

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