Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Saturday, April 29, 2006



OK, so my techy-stupid self cannot seem to get this picture right, so you're just going to have to deal with it as is. Yes, I've become "one of those parents," who has to show the world their "cute" children. Deal.

I'm feeling quite introspective today. Not entirely sure why, but there you have it. I'm feeling a creative lull with myself, and I don't like it. Perhaps it is because I'm nearly always exhausted. I know that part of it is because my conversations take place within the vocabulary of the same basic words found in the toddler vernacular, and include words such as "no!" and "i do it!" and "want watch monkey george!" Anyway, the creative lull makes me sad to a degree. What do you do when you feel like your creativity has left the building? What do you do to get your mojo back?

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at 12:02 am Sunday morning, I'm happy to report that I did four layouts today. and agonized over each one of them creatively. I'm even past the point where I'm feeling the emotional tug at any of this shit. I know that sounds terrible.... but I don't feel it quite as badly as I did when I started this endeavor back in September. I am happy to say, however, that I am nearly all the way through Erin's NICU album (yes, their first three months warrant their own album!), and half-way through with Griffin's! I can seriously not wait to start scrapping different things. Like all the photo shoots of making the twins do mean things to eachother.... like the picture we have of Erin laid out on Griffin's back.... He, of course, is wailing!! And THAT, my friend...is a joy of having twins. Perhaps, though, they are getting their revenge right now....I should rethink further torture....

6 Comments:

Anonymous alaina, the soon to be law graduate! said...

Watch How Stella Got her Groove Back....then you'll find your mojo.

Btw, I'm done. No more school, no more Dayton...all I have left to do is move out of this place :)

1:51 PM

 
Blogger Auntie said...

i can't believe it, i wrote 2 paragraphs and was kicked off before it save...grrrrr

3:25 PM

 
Anonymous Judy said...

Some days you just have to put away the creativity and clean the house. It's sad but true.

7:36 PM

 
Blogger a very tired mommy said...

please don't make me clean the house, judy!! i don't wanna!!!

9:27 PM

 
Blogger Dreaming Mommy said...

I know the feeling - "Stop", "Noooo", "quit", "don't" and "potty" are the words that seem to always come out of my mouth. Thank you for your comments on my post. It is nice to meet other people trying to raise their children and "forced" to run a daycare at the same time. It really is more difficult than many parents seem to understand. I just started this 8 months ago after leaving my teaching profession. I love it, but just wish there was a little more respect involved when I am helping to raise someone elses child 11 hours a day 5 days a week. I look forward to reading your posts!
Danielle

9:50 PM

 
Blogger Jules said...

Cute picture of the kids :)

Exhaustion has a funny way of sapping creative energy. It's hard when you have young kids and a daycare - I know :)

10:54 AM

 

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