5 years ago

7 Quick Takes Friday #14 The One Sentence Short Story Edition

Today Grace is hosting for Jen, who is finally snuggling at home with her newborn baby boy.

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After growing up with the cultural belief that it is a man’s job, and after waiting for my husband to be spontaneously inspired to do the job over the last 3 years, I sharpened my steak and butcher knives for the first time in their dull, little lives.

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I went to bed without washing my face or brushing my teeth and then had a dreams of rotted teeth transformed into upside down “U” shaped pipe cleaners, and of swimming away in the form of a killer whale with a dolphin friend.

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We live on a heavily wooded property, yet even when my spidey senses told me there was a mouse living in our vehicle, I still raised an eyebrow when I found a pink, hairless, baby mouse in the pocket of the passenger door.

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I resolved that because our now 7 month old has begun crawling, climbing and scaling furniture I would have it much easier, but I was quite wrong.

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Perhaps it will do better to show love to the mothers in your life because no one can know the weight of the yoke she is certainly carrying.

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I used the word “yoke” in conversation this week alluding to the above sentence, but misspoke and said “yolk”.

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I learned a lesson this week which I should’ve learned at 16 but have never before found myself in a position of having to choose between bathing myself or tending to two toddlers who each have six stomachs and a baby who won’t stop crying all week long: never. ever. dry shave your legs.

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