Mission Statement

We are a people who tell stories in one form or another.
After all isn't blogging just another way to gather around and tell those stories?

Motherhood is Painless is about finding the humor in the every day. In finding the happiness in those stories that we tell. What would happen if we *all* learned to laugh at ourselves? Maybe then the dark corners would recede a bit and we would all rejoice at the love we find there.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Rainy days and Sundays

It's four o'clock. Sunday afternoon. The rain is falling and it's a cold January day.

Everyone else is sleeping. I suppose I should be too, but lately the hours spent alone are far to precious to me to waste by merely sleeping.

No one is touching me.
There isn't a recalcitrant, fractious toddler trying to have her way. (Yes, I know that's two words that mean the same thing, and no I don't care. My blog; my big vocabulary words, thank you.)
There isn't an infant nursing and/or spitting up on me.

It's quiet.
I was plenty busy earlier today - laundry was done, and mostly sorted and folded. And I went through Ben's dresser and pulled out all the stuff he's grown out of. I still have to sort through his socks and pair them up again. I also want to go through Claire's clothing and do the same.

But now, as the midwinter afternoon light fades into evening. I sit in the quiet with my laptop. And write.


Richard said...

Just a nice peaceful :).

Anonymous said...

Big Toe (not a blogger) loves your blog.

Rebecca said...

'no one is touching me'. only another mom could understand how meaningful those words are. so rare to have complete physical autonomy.