I thought it would be fun to do a guest post someday. I was hoping to do it in connection with the winner of the Free Giveaway that I attempted. I guess it has kind of worked out like that. Anyway...the day has come for my first guest post! And I've enjoyed having some other mother's lament to read that I have decided to do a monthly guest post (provided people actually submit them)! Check over on the right hand side to figure out how to submit your own lament!
Read this great mother's lament written by Melinda over at Bloggy Blather (and check out her blog when your done, because it's great!)
I live in a small house. A VERY small house. I mean, its probably equivalent to a two bedroom apartment, or smaller. What I'm really telling you, is there's no place to hide. Every room I go into, my kids follow. I think if we lived in a normal size house, my kids would just play and do their own thing. But since we live in a house where you can whisper and hear it in any given room, there's just not much privacy going on. You can see where I'm heading can't you....NO, you're wrong! This has nothing to do with any sort of "bedroom" privacy, if ya know whatta mean! *elbow, elbow, eyebrows waggling* THIS has everything to do with the computer. In our incredibly suffocatingly tiny house, the computer resides in the living room. The center of our home really. We do everything in the living room; watch TV, play games and toys, hang out, eat. Its where everything goes down. And of course I do my blogging there too. I don't know about y'all but sometimes I need a little break, but I don't want to pack up my three kids and go to a park (it's freaking freezing outside right now guys!), or force my kids to go shopping where they whine the whole time; no, the easiest, fastest, also very satisfying get-away is the Internet. I feel like I get to communicate with people who are higher than my waist (not that its bad if you're not...), and I don't have to leave the comfort of my "house"--IT'S JUST SO SMALL! But there is a drawback to the computer. That drawback would be my children. I know I should take it as a compliment that they want to be near me, but I don't like it! When I'm on the computer, they come over, they lean on me until I can't take their weight any longer and have to move them away (and by "move them away" I mean, I push them and tell them to STOP LEANING ON ME!). They don't want to talk to me, they're still watching Smurfs or whatever, they're just THERE, breathing, picking their noses, breathing--it's annoying. I need some alone time guys, I need to escape reality for ten, twenty minutes, two hours...whichever. Truly, I love my children. They're wonderful on so many levels, and they make my life so much richer than I could have ever dreamed; but, just MOVE AWAY from the computer. PLEASE, for the love of all that is holy. And as I type this, my youngest is clutching my leg screaming. I guess that's my clue that "alone time" is over.