Sunday, December 09, 2007

Birthday bustle

We had Ben's 5th birthday party today. Wow, 4 5 yr old boys can make some noise. There were another 4 kids, but they couldn't compete. I am exhausted beyond description. I'll throw up a few photos tomorrow. Right now, I should go to bed while the small noise monster is sleeping.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Lectures on Theology

My lessons in Christianity continued this afternoon. Ben informed me that he saw what God looked like. He then went on to add a whole new dimension to the immaculate conception.

Ben told me that God has white wings and a white dress and that she came down and found Mary. Yes, that's "she". She told Mary not to be afraid and that she would have a boy child. Joseph would be the father. Perhaps it wasn't so much an immaculate conception as a donor sperm arrangement?

It's hard to remember the name "Mary" when you are almost five, but that's ok, because you can just ask Mum who that person was that had a little lamb. I wonder if he has ever heard "Mary Mary quite contrary"?

Oh yes, and in case you thought he might have just confused God with an angel, not so. Angels, I am reliably informed, also have wings, but theirs are purple.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

When is it 6 weeks?

Last night dear baby slept, well, like a baby, until midnight, at which point she decided that the only possible way she could be comfortable (read "not screaming") was to be lying face down on a parental unit's tummy. Until 7am.

Surprisingly you can almost sleep like this, that kind of sleep where the time passes a bit faster and you have probably managed about an hour's sleep in 3 hours.

Crash and I shared the joy, thank god for the spare bed.

Bring on 6 weeks when I can start inflicting my will on her instead of the other way around!

Monday, December 03, 2007

From one controversy to another

At bedtime tonight, Ben asked why we vote. From religion to politics. I explained that we choose who runs the country, and that running the country involves building roads, running hospitals and schools and paying policemen. Apparently this is the stuff I think government does off the top of my head.

Ben wanted to know who the people are, he couldn't understand why we weren't voting for people we know. Although I did vote for David Shoebridge in the senate. I copped out at this point because I couldn't begin to explain how the list of people we choose from comes about.

Besides, I am tired beyond description. I spent about 6 hours working today, add about 5 hours feeding and I might have scraped in about 6 hours sleep. I'm not sure what I did with the other seven hours, although I suppose there must have been some bathing, dressing, eating (for me and the boys) and then there is the settling baby back to sleep. And my boobs hurt. Ok, whinge over. :)