Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The unbearable cuteness of being 3B

I woke up this morning feeling like someone had stuffed a dirty sock into my left sinus cavity and that the sweat draining from it was running down my throat, causing the gland on the left side of my throat to swell to the size of an avocado pit. All of this combined to make breathing and swallowing as comfortable as if my throat were a flattened straw full of sand.

Do I need to tell you that I wasn't in this kind of mood when I woke up?

So I'm at home, taking a sick day, trying to prove the stereotype of bloggers, writing this in my pajamas, between naps--both mine and 3B's. Yes, Mama and Barky are here, both looking after 3B in their own way, but I'm trying to help out where I can (read: if I'm awake) since I don't think my ailment is an illness, but rather allergies.

I've got a few half-written posts kicking around here that I've never had the chance to finish, so perhaps later I'll stir those together into a midweek melange. It doesn't seem like I'm going to be getting to sleep anytime soon, since our upstairs neighbor appears to performing a ritual dance in steel clogs while dragging steel ingots about on her concrete terrace, which is directly above our bedroom--also, conveniently, the bedroom in which 3B is attempting to nap.

Did I mention that I woke up in a foul mood?


  1. If I were home with that punim, nobody would be sleeping because I'd be constantly kissing him!

    We've got a lovely sleepless combo going on here: Papa trying to finish his first 2 papers for the Barfield School, Duncan refusing for 2 days to nap at all, and the kids with a hacking cough in the night because the "dirty sock sweat" in their sinuses has turned thick and green.

    (I didn't think I could top the combined image of dirty, sweaty sock + avocado pit + sand, but maybe thick and green did the trick.)

  2. Oh my GOD, that was unbearably cute! My face hurts from the smiling. You'll have to tell me how you made that - I am dying to figure out how to successfully post videos that aren't 8000 MB.

    (Sidenote: please share the pics I sent you with Mama - I realized that I only have her work email address! Thanks!)

  3. Anonymous6:47 PM

    He is pleased as punch with himself. Those cheeks are too much.

    Whenever I have a bad day, I will play that back and I KNOW it will make me feel better.

    What a ray of sunshine. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and feel better, too!

  4. The cuteness...overwhelms...

    Can't...see straight... brain...

  5. hey, ummm ... what's he wearing on his head?!

    No, seriously?

    Is that a flower? On top of a carrot-like toque?

  6. Anonymous2:12 PM

    I know I've said it before but I have to say it one more time...

    3B is ridiculously cute! These videos are killing me. He definitely looks like the happiest baby on the block!