Watermelon Rassl'n

Trying to get a grip on your sanity with two small children is a little like wrestling with a greased up watermelon in a swimming pool. (We've all done that right? Maybe a greased up pig in a pen for my Southern friends.) You keep thinking you have a grip and it keeps flying the hell out of your arms.

I thought that if I could just cut out all the unnecessary bits of my life I would become a more focused and therefore better, happier wife and mother. You know the one that has the crafts done, the house clean, dinner made and a smile. What I failed to realize was that when you cut yourself off from the other watermelon rasslers you start to feel like you're the only one in the pool. Getting pulled under the water with hands full of Crisco and no goddamn watermelon.

So I'm back. Hiatus over. I'm not sure how much I'll post, but I do know that without some outlet and connection other than family I'm just a greasy loner.

15 comments:

Domestic Chicky said...

Wheew!!!I can breathe now...I DID tell you I was holding my breath in protest, right? Oh...well, I was!! ":)
Kinda loses its oomph when you forget to tell the object of your protest, huh?

Glad you're back!

Katie J said...

We love watermelon over here. So glad you're back. Yeah, I need to do a post on doing too much, but I'm just too damn busy to do it.

Did I mention I'm glad you're back? I am. Thanks!

Oh, The Joys said...

Wooo hooo! Welcome back!

Southern Fried Mom said...

Yea!!!! I am so glad you're back. I've been in the rasslin' ring with some melons of my own lately, and let me tell you...sitting down to see what the other melon rasslers are doing is sometimes the only fun part of a long and frustrating day. I've been thinking of you!

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

Melon 'Rasslers unite!!! Without each other we are all just suckin' on melons alone in the world!

I love that you are back. You were missed over here in these melon-'rastlin parts!

mad muthas said...

welcome back - now just hold this watermelon for me, will ya?

Monkey Butt's Mom said...

Yay! Glad your back. I hope that all is well. But, we need your acerbic wit, a whole Lotta.

:-)

Lori said...

Glad you are back!!!!
You were missed!

Lotta said...

Sniff. (wiping my eye). I love you man.

Paige said...

Wrasslin' a watermelon, a pig, a toddler, it's all the same to me. Just glad to know you're back in the ring wrasslin with the rest of us. We've missed you.

Arbour! said...

missed you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andie said...

I love your analogy! and I'm glad you're back.

Plus, you've been tagged. ;)

Butterfly in Disguise said...

I am SOOOO glad you are back!!!! I missed reading all about you. Actually I miss you making me laugh....and feel like we're the normal ones. ;)

Lotta said...

Butterfly - I was going more for a "we are all fools together" approach. But, whatever makes you laugh!

Heather said...

I am glad to see you are back! I only read your posts a few times before, but they made me laugh out loud! I also enjoy the creative outlet posting and reading other posts grants me. You are very creative!