Kelly Corrigan, in her memoir The Middle Place, has this to say about her desire to have four children:
"The way I see it, if you have four kids, you don't really have to do anything else, ever. Three kids is a handful, but one that many people manage to hold. If you're a mother of four, you definitely don't have to have a career or volunteer for the school fund-raiser or even bring an appetizer to the dinner party. In fact, people give you a lot of credit for wearing both earrings and knowing how to spell chaos and antidepressant. Four kids gives you a pass for every forgotten birthday, overlooked appointment, and missing form. Plus, you can be late for everything the rest of your life and never return phone calls. Who's gonna blame you? It's like having a nonthreatening cancer, forever."
Others may not overlook my slackery* ways simply becuase I have four children.
But maybe I should forgive myself some of my
undone projects and
unread books and
lack of career and
And also enjoy the voices and needs and love of my four children.
*"slackery" I stole from SIL Jen. She has a way with words.
School starts next week.
I feel a little cheated.
But until then I will relish the last few moments of summer.
And I will float in the pool.
And I will get immersed in a sewing project.
And I will get lost in a romance novel--
reading in the bathtub.
And I will drowse until noon--or at least 8 AM.
And I will cry at a wedding.
And I will laugh with my sister.
And I will watch a movie with my children.
And I will enjoy a perfectly ripe, fresh-picked berry.
My blogosphere friend, Jill, left a message for me after reading the post "Fading Away."
I will share my reply, just in case any of my other blog friends have this little problem:
"Okay, I tried the CG lipstain upon your recommendation! It looked like I let a 3-year old put marker on my lips. Is there a secret to applying it?? :)" --Jill
Oh dear, Jill! I've made you stain your lips!
Well, I usually put it on kind of lightly and then blot with my finger.
I don't like a really strong lip, and this has been working for me.
Sorry I didn't give specifics before.
I hope you'll try again.
In the meantime, don't even think of Bozo the Clown.
Unless you're thinking how much prettier you are...
Anyone else have lip stain suggestions?
A lighter color perhaps?
Darn that Sonia Kashuk for discontinuing hers!
I am one of the two lulus who created Tallulahs (www.tallulahsjewelry.com).
I grew up wanting to be a fashion designer, but I couldn't resist studying people and cultures. So, with a degree in Social Work and a love of design, I watch people and notice pretty things.
I recently took a survey which indicated that one of my signature strengths is "appreciation of beauty" (who knew that was a strength?).
So, somewhere, maybe here, my interest in people and cultures merges with my appreciation of beautiful things. Am I a social designer, or a design worker? Or just someone in between?