Aug 22 2007

thoughts that i am thinking

Published by at 9:33 pm under amy's head,house,kids

- i suck at getting pictures off the camera.

– i suck at house cleaning.

– actually, i don’t really suck at house cleaning. i suck at keeping the house clean.

– how DO you keep a house clean, anyhow?

– i feel like i’m being a parental hardass to ethan way too often.

– but that kid thinks that he can argue and debate his way out of anything! for once i just wish he would accept a ‘no’ and move on without all the conniving!

– i think i am guilty for letting him get this way.

– i’m not sure i know how to parent older children. toddlers are so much simpler.

– oh my god just think when they’re teenagers.

– can i change my mind about having children? it’s not too late, right??

– i’ve just had a coronary thinking about the teenager thing.

– MOVING ON… think of something else think of soemthing else think of something else..

– i wish i had the design sense to know what to do with my annoying cavernous spaces over my fireplace. and to the side of my fireplace.

– see, wouldn’t a PICTURE of said space be beneficial, for you, the reader, in seeing what i’m talking about?

– once again.. i suck at getting pictures off the camera.

– i do have my phone on me. which i can then email to myself.

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– EUREKA!!

– there, now you can see. you can also see that it’s where stuff gets piled up. Maybe some pretty white bulbous vases. Those lower cavernouse spaces though… I’m clueless.

– that’s enough about that..

– next phone i get i’m making sure the camera part is super mac daddy.

– i need some gum.

– i could also use a drink.

– i think i’ll go get one of those. I’ll let you guess which.

– i haven’t done any brain dumping posts in a long while. i think my posting has become kind of boring this summer. i’ll try to remedy that.

– is this any better? maybe a little bit.

– it’s another thing i suck at though, so don’t hold your breath.

– if i could just take some decent pictures and then post them regularly, then it wouldn’t be boring.

– see point….. well, i’d say “a” or whatever, but I haven’t been numbering.. errr.. lettering these do-dads.

– ahh well.

– bye!

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “thoughts that i am thinking”

  1. Caitlinon 23 Aug 2007 at 11:15 am

    how DO you keep a house clean, anyhow?

    I remember it being a lot easier before Paul learned how to walk… and climb… and circumvent the childproofing…

    I love the fireplace area. Maybe you could visit Ikea Hacker and figure out a way to make the lower parts cubbies for the kids? We bought an ikea shelf a few weeks ago, with the idea being that Paul would keep his toys in the lower bins, but it sort of hasn’t made it upstairs yet :/.

  2. annaon 23 Aug 2007 at 2:16 pm

    Like Caitlin, I think cubbies would be nice, or if you are trying to keep it a little more formal, bookshelves. In the top part maybe some kind of art work like a sculpture? I like these guys.

  3. Chrison 24 Aug 2007 at 3:35 pm

    “People often write me and ask how I keep my wood floors so clean when I live with a child and a dog, and my answer is that I use a technique called Suffering From a Mental Illness. ”

    Heather Armstrong, Dooce, 07-07-06

    That’s how I do it anyway :)

  4. Heatheron 26 Aug 2007 at 2:44 pm

    - how DO you keep a house clean, anyhow?
    get rid of your children.
    A less drastic measure is to confine their stuff to their rooms… confine your stuff to one space, etc….

    – i feel like i’m being a parental hardass to ethan way too often.
    ummm…. I think that’s what parents do.

    – i’m not sure i know how to parent older children. toddlers are so much simpler.
    Yes they are.

    – oh my god just think when they’re teenagers.
    Not to freak you out or anything but the “teenager” years seem to start around the age of 10 these days. You should start reading up on the subject, you’ve still got 4 or 5 years to figure it out. And if you start implementing “teenager” strategies now it might make the actually teenager years a little easier. Just a thought.

    I like the bookshelf idea for the lower spaces, and even though I’m sure you have a gas fireplace, wouldn’t a stack of firewood be kind of homey looking there… next to the gas fireplace? Whatever you decide to put on the top side sections, you should vary the height, kind of make it L shaped, and backwards L shaped for the other side. Something like colorful glass vases would catch the light from the windows. I’m at a complete loss for that center section… something big, that fills the space, so that you can’t pile stuff up there. And you should think about some sort of decorative tiles or iron scroll work to hang above the firplace in that blank space.

    And oooooh, check out fly lady, I think it’s flylady.com, you might have to do a search.