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Extreme Napping

Owen has just started walking like he means it - bending his knees and choosing it over crawling and everything, although he does still look like a zombie on the hunt for fresh brains. That plus the simultaneous arrival of all four eyeteeth (and you think four molars are bad, try four eyeteeth) have conspired to make him even more of a little mama's boy than usual, such that tucking him gently into his crib for a much needed nap just ain't going to happen. Yesterday I spent an hour trying to get him down, finally gave up and threw him in the Ergo so I could make muffins with Mia, and later noticed he had stopped yanking out hanks of my hair and chewing on my shoulder blades. Boy was zonked.

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Damn that mirror is dirty. Someone really ought to get on that. All was well, until he decided to go for the gusto.

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Looks comfy, doesn't it.

Oh, my face? You noticed that was missing? You don't need to see it anyway. My husband posts plenty of unflattering pictures of me (let's just stick with the idea that they are unflattering rather than realistic, shall we?) and then someone was recently surprised to see a picture of me looking halfway decent and basically told me I usually look like hell. And I'm nothing if not overly sensitive to criticism, so there you have it.

Speaking of muffins (we were, I swear, read back), when I was childless I always sort of fantasized about being the kind of person who could notice that the bananas were getting mushy and just whip up a batch of muffins to use them up. But invariably, I didn't have eggs or flour or the time to whip up anything. And now, I am that person. Old bananas? Muffins! A freezer full of homemade pureed peaches that I made when Owen was having the sort of issues that peaches have been known to address and which he never ate any of because then he started living on grapes and raisins and the problem solved itself? Muffins! The only hitch now is that nobody in this house eats muffins. Anybody want some muffins?

And finally, one more entry in the How I Torture My Children Files, Owen vs. the Easter Bunny, Round 2.

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Comments (33)

That bunny scares me. I don't blame poor Owen. I will take a muffin.

haha it looks like the easter bunny has lost all will to live.

Too funny - I burst out laughing at your second picture!!

Thanks for making my day!

What is up with the chair the bunny is sitting in? I'd scream too. Your kids are adorable though.

Not gonna lie, I could totally go for a good nap like Owen's. Just strap me onto some hulking giant's back and let me go.

And for the record, you don't look like hell in your pictures, and if you do, I wish I looked like hell a lot more often.

Why are all of the Easter bunnies so damned creepy?

I love muffins. I have 3 rotting bananas and I'm looking up a recipe to make some bread with them. I'm not going to let the lack of nuts in the house deter me this time.

Beth - this is too funny because I have 2 getting-mushier-by-the-day bananas sitting on my counter and I was thinking...MUFFINS!!! Of course, no one eats them (that is muffins) and I am still trying to unload the brownies I baked last week...if it's possible to empathize about overripe fruit and baked goods, I totally can.

That middle pic of him zonked out is hilarious.

And dude. That kid can wail! He hates that Easter bunny something fierce.

Seriously? Someone said you looked like hell?
Lunatic. You're beautiful.

I've been studiously avoiding getting into pics lately due to my layer(s) of "winter fat" but I would never photoshop out my face. Believe me, it's nothing to be proud of, but it is ME. It's the 1st thing my babies see when they wake up and one of the last things they see before they drift off to sleep.

Seriously? Someone said you looked like hell?
Lunatic. You're beautiful.

I've been studiously avoiding getting into pics lately due to my layer(s) of "winter fat" but I would never photoshop out my face. Believe me, it's nothing to be proud of, but it is ME. It's the 1st thing my babies see when they wake up and one of the last things they see before they drift off to sleep.

No one eats muffins? Seriously?

What kind of a crackhouse are you running over there?

You can, or cannot, think you look however you think you look in pictures, but dude? You take the best pictures of kids in the whole world.

I love that picture of his head way back there! Kids can sleep in the strangest positions. Me? I try to change it up a little and I either snore or wake up with my body hurting.

4 eyeteeth at the same time. I feel for you honey.

Great pictures! I laughed out loud a little harder with each one.

Maybe if you throw some chocolate chips in your next batch they will get eaten. No one can resist chocolate chips at least not at my house! ;)

That is the best picture ever. In fact they all are. That bunny is all kinds of scary crazy - is it any wonder he reacted like that? Classic!

Great job on the outfits--matchy but not TOO matchy. That bunny would have freaked me out in person, too!

LOL!

Now see... I choose to look at it as my children torturing the Easter Bunny instead. In fact, when my youngest is old enough to knock it off with the crying, I am totally going to tell BOTH of my children to kick, scream and cry. What can I say, it makes for great pics! Screw that old rabbit! Thats what he gets for adding 5 pounds to my ass every year.

I love muffins. That second picture is too funny.

YES! The eyeteeth are the worst. My son has had the hardest time while cutting all four of his. It was so much worse than when he was cutting his four 1st molars and the straggling 8th incisor simultaneously.

Oh, and I love muffins!

Oh the eyeteeth are awful, aren't they? And the Easter Bunny pic- that's great! I foresee that in our future too. Mia looks SO cute and I LOVE their outfits :)

I felt like that in a meeting today. I mean like the second Owen picture.

I felt like the psychotic rabbit in a meeting *yesterday*. Come to think of it, I often feel like that in meetings.

Hard to believe that Owen managed to sleep like that. You guys always manage to take great kid pics even if the kids aren't happy.

Is it wrong that I'm laughing at that Easter Bunny picture? I think it's mainly the fact that Mia's all sweet while Owen's screaming his head off.

You always look good. The troll is just a troll.

I cannot get enough of pictures of children scared by enormous mythical creatures.

And, as it turns out, I have a new bottomless pit for photos of children "going for the gusto."

Muffins freeze well. So, you know, no one can eat them FOR ALL TIME.

Mmmm, muffins.

I wish I could laugh at the first two pictures but my daughter sleeps in the ergo every afternoon. Exactly like that. I don't know how many times old ladies have asked me if she was going to have a sore neck. I kind of want to tell them, "well, she wouldn't if she would fall asleep in her bed WITHOUT ME for that nap that she still desperately needs but I need to get stuff done so sore neck it is!"

It's been this way since she was born, however, just a switch from the front to the back. My husband bought me a new Ergo for Christmas since my old one was looking so desperate. Thanks honey!

Hi,

My name is Dana and I'm a journalist for FIRST Magazine.

I'm currently looking for funny Easter photos to feature in a photo collage and came across this picture. I think it'd be perfect for the piece!

I was curious to know if I'd be able to submit it to my editors? If published, you'd receive $100 for your submission.

If you could let me know, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks and looking forward to hearing back from you!

Best,

Dana
dsquilla@bauerpublishing.com

Hi,

My name is Dana and I'm a journalist for FIRST Magazine.

I'm currently looking for funny Easter photos to feature in a photo collage and came across this picture. I think it'd be perfect for the piece!

I was curious to know if I'd be able to submit it to my editors? If published, you'd receive $100 for your submission.

If you could let me know, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks and looking forward to hearing back from you!

Best,

Dana
dsquilla@bauerpublishing.com

Hi,

My name is Dana and I'm a journalist for FIRST Magazine.

I'm currently looking for funny Easter photos to feature in a photo collage and came across this picture. I think it'd be perfect for the piece!

I was curious to know if I'd be able to submit it to my editors? If published, you'd receive $100 for your submission.

If you could let me know, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks and looking forward to hearing back from you!

Best,

Dana
dsquilla@bauerpublishing.com

Hi,

My name is Dana and I'm a journalist for FIRST Magazine.

I'm currently looking for funny Easter photos to feature in a photo collage and came across this picture. I think it'd be perfect for the piece!

I was curious to know if I'd be able to submit it to my editors? If published, you'd receive $100 for your submission.

If you could let me know, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks and looking forward to hearing back from you!

Best,

Dana
dsquilla@bauerpublishing.com

Hi,

My name is Dana and I'm a journalist for FIRST Magazine.

I'm currently looking for funny Easter photos to feature in a photo collage and came across this picture. I think it'd be perfect for the piece!

I was curious to know if I'd be able to submit it to my editors? If published, you'd receive $100 for your submission.

If you could let me know, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks and looking forward to hearing back from you!

Best,

Dana
dsquilla@bauerpublishing.com

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