Domestically Challenged is hosting a ‘We Heart Art’ week in appreciation of artwork and creativity. Of course I wanted to participate, but I’m not an artist and I’m really not even very creative.
FringeBoy is our resident artist. He’s taken some art classes and enjoys drawing, but he’s been busy with kid life and doesn’t have anything new for me to show off. He recently drew several “Puffles” (fur balls featured on Club Penguin) and traded them in school. They became currency for him; however, he’s officially out of Puffles and is now back to using my cookies as currency.
FringeKid did bring home a drawing from school and I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to share it.
Now is that time.
I pulled this out of her folder and after I stopped laughing, I realized that this looks a lot like me, now. I’m scared, very scared.
See the bugged out eyes, uplifted brow, crazy hair and fangs?
I don’t need to wait until I’m 100. It’s me every morning!
I just have a hard time remaining calm when the dog eats fresh homework (I’m not kidding), my daughter floods the bathroom because she forgot to tuck the plastic shower liner into the tub, and my son decides to swim in the backyard’s trench of mud. When it’s not even 7:35 and my coffee isn’t finished dripping, I can get a little nuts.
And so, I wonder how Mrs. Dugger does it.
Have you watched 18 and Counting on TLC?
I’m not sure why I watch this program. It’s a mix of morbid curiosity and a little bit of envy. She’s got 18 kids and she’s gotta be the calmest woman I’ve ever seen. Does she ever sleep?
Between constant pregnancy’s, middle of the night feedings, and an obviously busy bed, she’s gotta be beat.
It doesn’t show. Apparently she doesn’t entertain any hormonal rages or brief lapses of sanity. Despite a much needed hair cut and wardrobe update, she looks young and healthy. Obviously she loves her children.
I just cannot get past the thought of making grilled cheese sandwiches for 18 kids, doing at least 100 loads of laundry daily, and changing diapers for 5 solid years of my life. She’s a better woman than I. Kudos to her!
For now my goal is just to avoid looking like my daughter’s drawing.
I’ve gotta start somewhere.
Visit Domestically Challenged and look at some real art.