Beautiful Wife has noticed (and she is not alone in this) that Secondborn tends, when hungry, to be a bit... cranky. Irritable. Rage-prone. Homicidal. Unfortunately, he gets this from both sides. Fortunately, once fed, he morphs back into the sweetest little dude imaginable, and is all ready to tell EVERYBODY just how much he loves them, which is a lot. It's almost like Gremlins, except that the Mogwai only changes if you *don't* feed it, and if you do feed it then it changes back.So that much, at least, is still right with the world. And yeah, my family is about the only thing keeping me sane right now.
Beautiful Wife: "Man. When Secondborn hits puberty, it's going to be like a series of nuclear bombs."
Firstborn (who is eleven, and speaking in the most sardonic voice imaginable): "We're going to need a bunker."
Oh, and also:
Firstborn: "I have decided that I will do Orchestra instead of Band when I start Middle School next year."Meanwhile, I'm reminding myself yet again why basic self-care is so critical to writing and any other sort of creative endeavor (and critical to Not Getting Sick as well). I'm supposed to be a grown-up. You'd think I could remember that, but... no, apparently not. ::sigh::
Me: "Now we see the violins inherent in the system."
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