Friday, October 28, 2005

Mother of the Year?

My daughter, Julia, is 6 months old - which means I have been a SAHM for 6 months. Actually, 6 months and 12 days, but who's counting? I have spent the past 6 months changing diapers. I have spent the past 6 months nursing. I have spent the past 6 months amusing an infant. I have spent the past 6 months slowly losing my mind.
Yesterday I found my salvation. The laptop I ordered arrived in the mail and with it my new connection to the outside world. Hallelujah!! Now I can check and send email whenever I feel like it. I can create a blog, or check on world events. Hell, I can find out who Paris Hilton is dating now instead of waiting for Access Hollywood to come on.
Now, because of the new computer, the infant I've spent 6 consecutive months caring for non-stop is making a very effective lint roller on my floor. The very same floor that I usually vaccum once a day to make sure my daughter is not covered with dog hair. (As a matter of fact, the dogs who produce all that hair are amusing the child - sort of a screwed up baby/doggy daycare). But that was before the computer. Now I will allow her to roll across the floor - Thank you Dell, I love my new computer. I let my eyes leave the monitor just often enough to ensure the dogs have not completely covered her with their saliva. I've even put the laptop down long enough to stop her from rolling under the couch. These are the only reasons that I have removed this laptop from my lap. I am so engrossed in wireless technology that even George Clooney on Oprah will not make me put this blessed piece of machinery down.
I know I will have to stop soon... this "me" time cannot last forever. But for the next few minutes I will enjoy my new friend. I think I will give my new computer a name... George, perhaps. Instead of watching Oprah, I think I'll find a George Clooney website.

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