Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Families Are All Alike

When I was angry and bitter, a couple years ago, I was a much more entertaining writer.

Family and home renovation and teething are not especially exciting, and my drive to complain has mainly dissipated. For example: I would like our tiling in the kitchen to be more even, but... too late. The Bug whispered "Go crib" to me last night after he nursed to sleep; it was adorable.

I think about working. I think about science. I miss having the opportunity to, occasionally, tell someone off in a thorough, professional, and unmistakable manner. I have no intention of going back to work. One day, when we finish refinishing the damn trim in our whole damn house, I think I will start a business. Really. Probably sewing.

Of course, given the aimlessness, I might just think about having another baby instead. Because a baby is like a business, right? RIGHT?


  1. It's just as time-consuming, that's for sure!

  2. Anonymous7:53 PM

    A baby is like three businesses at once! :)
    --Neighbor Lady

  3. Anonymous11:01 PM

    babies are good! i understand what you are saying about how things have changed now that life has changed. i am a completely different (and much happier) person now that i am post- PhD and out of the hard TT science game. the house & husband help, too!

    keep posting life stuff though, I really enjoy reading!

  4. Jenn, PhD11:38 AM

    Another lover of the life stuff (and, incidentally, another post-PhD, now stay-at-home mom, at least for now). keep posting!


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