Some news. As you know, Kate has been working her already tiny ass off for the past few months. Which is awesome. Except that as far as the blog goes, two things tend to happen:
Option 1: Lydia sort of has to pick up all the slack and starts ignoring her kids in order to get bloggy stuff done. Soon she realizes that she is spending about as much time blogging about being a mom as she is actually being one. And that is not good. So after a couple of weeks, she gets grouchy and ill-tempered at Kate who feels terrible and hangs her head like Snoopy as a vulture. Then Lydia feels bad for making Kate feel bad. Then they sniffle a little, declare their love for each other in a very non-gay way and it starts all over again.
Option 2: Kate juggles too many balls; her half of the blog, working two jobs (at about 70 hours a week), parenting three adorable offspring, a geriatric beagle and also attempting to be sweet to her husband. But of course that becomes somewhat difficult as she is forced to forgo sleep for weeks at a time. Then the wrong ball drops and it seems like her life is about to explode into a giant fireball of sucking but then she manages to hold it together - but just barely - through the strategic use of lists, scotch tape and labeling things with Sharpies.
We clearly need another option. Here are some of our choices:
Option XXX: We stop blogging altogether because we can't do it as partners anymore and Mommyland is all about Kate AND Lydia, not just one or the other. But the idea of no blog is way too sad and scary for us so this option is out. Which is why it's Option XXX as in NO NO NO...not as in porny.
Option ???: We try a couple of variations of Lydia doing a little more and Kate doing a little less and see if we can find a kind of new normal where we don't both go crazy. Because we love MommyLand and can't imagine life without it. Or you.
So that's the option we're going with. It's kind of where we've already been for the past few months anyway - only now we're trying to take some pressure off each other. So, what do you think?
In other news, this week at Parents Connect, Lydia admitted that she's addicted to Facebook and made an idiot of herself. Over at Maternal Ammunition, we re-posted out Top Ten Reasons Not to go to DC for the Fourth of July. You know how we were just talking about taking pressure off? This is probably going to be our last column for the Washington Times Communities, at least for a while.
Oh! Oh! Oh! Here's some cool stuff from our inbox:
Our pal LadyMeag sent us this, because she thinks we have a wine problem and also because apparently, the t-box isn't convenient or discreet enough for some people.
We also have this winner, sent to us by our friend Ellen C. It is an Abby Cadabby Pull String Pinata. Except the pull strings are between her legs. You're supposed to encourage your kids to yank at the strings between her legs to release the candy. I guess it's actually the Abby Cadabby Candy Tampon Pinata. Very nice.
And, finally, GrandMere sent us this...because that's exactly what we all wish for when we take a picture with a friend...that we look like we're naked. And that we have one weird centrally located boob. Like a Cycloob.
GrandMere, Kate's pretty sure she's never taking a picture with you again, because you'll totally try to engineer this to happen. And after what you did to that turkey on Thanksgiving, we're pretty sure you would succeed.
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