Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Painted Man

The Black Apple

I'm newly obsessed with this Portland artist and especially her "Lost on the Midway" series. It reminds me of one of my favorite books, Geek Love, and it fills me with the warm fuzzies. I'm not sure how many unframed prints one infant girl needs for her nursery, but one more can't hurt, right?

In other news, Ceci had an epic meltdown tonight. The girl was very tired after a long day with no nap. I continue to be baffled by this child that fights tooth and nail against napping during the day. If someone was cooing to me, reading to me, and cuddling me all day I would sure as shit be happily sleeping all the livelong day. I love sleeping. I love sleeping so much that I believe the sleep deprivation is the hardest part of parenting. Even when Ceci is a hormonal teenage girl attempting to stab me with a shiv, I will be thinking -
"This teenage homicidal angst IS challenging, but really, that sleepless screaming baby was INSANE"*.
I'll have a triple espresso, please.


  1. I whole heartedly agree! I think sleep deprivation is the roughest part of being a new Mama.

  2. Ugh, sleep deprivation! Finally, after 12 months of battling with our baby to nap, I can safely count on at least one good, solid nap per day. It was an awful vicious cycle. She would not sleep during the day unless she was in my arms (and it wasn't a very restful sleep) and then, at night, she would wake 3 or 4 times (the kind of waking you can't ignore). The sleep deprivation really kicked my ass. She's my fourth. The others were so so so easy. Too easy. We thought we had it all figured out- but, Violet knew we were not done learning (or staying awake) yet.

  3. geek love. will our similarities every cease? i love that book like a fat kid loves cake.

  4. Oh, man. Babies really are insane aren't they? I mean they are crazy cute and all that but also totally crazy little tyrants. Hang in there, sister. You will get through this.


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