Tuesday, April 17, 2007

which means


If I have a midlife crisis now...that means...this is the middle of my life? Which means I will die at age 60ish, which means...way too much. So I'll hold off and chalk this one up to the phenomenal inner workings of the female form for which I have no owner's manual. Figuring it out here. Looking for my still in the spinning.



We are in a warzone--we hold 'em hostage in the "naughty spot" (see visual). The battle? Sibling abuse vs. love at home. So far, love at home is winning!!! Stay tuned.

16 comments:

Allison said...

I'm glad "love at home is winning". It is a constant battle at our home for siblings to realize they can be friends, and enjoy it.

I guess we can give ourselves credit for persistance.

Kelly said...

Oh, dear! A warzone is no place to have a midlife crisis -- and yes, you are far too young for midlife.

Peace be with you, my friend! May love at home prevail!

annalisa said...

I went through a mid-life crisis at 29, so afraid to change decades. I suppose a warzone lessens the time to consider the ramifications, even if it does leave you less narcissictic time.

amy m said...

I'm so glad love at home is winning out. The jury is still out at our house. If your midlife crisis has arrived I certainly don't have much time left. HA!

Here's to calmer days. You little sure looks sad.

Amy said...

I was hoping for a Jordan post today, but sorry it had to be the "naughty spot". Sibling abuse is a battle in my home as well. Jim's often argument for "no more". Mine for "why not!"

Wishing you a better Wednesday...

rebecca said...

Let's do have a midlife crisis now. We can stretch it out into our 60's, then live well into our 90's. In the interim - chalk all of our crazies up to "oh, I was having a midlife crisis then." 30+ years of off-our-rockers. Fun fun.

rebecca said...

Oh, and ps: When you do write that owner's manual, I would love a signed copy. You, my dear, could pen a bestseller.

shawnaB. said...

Ah, this made me chuckle! Maybe not so funny to you, but to me, from afar (and doing it too!) it was so enjoyable. Long live LOVE AT HOME! And good luck to all of us in our quest for it!

Tasha said...

I just love ya! Yesterday we had the biggest tantrum EVER (glad to say it was Evie and not ME having the tantrum) and I had to enlist the help of both Shawna and Amy to get through it, but I'd drawn a line... How pathetic am I to need so much consultation???

Of course love at home is winning J! You are wonderful!

Katy said...

No, really, you ought to write a book, Jo! You have an amazing grasp on words that should be shared with the world beyond blogging!

Barker family said...

some days I wonder why that naughty seat is so darn popular at my house? sorry to see that it exists in yours too.
i think a midlife crisis is what I will now call my 4:30 nervous breakdowns...it has a much better ring to it.

Jenny said...

I think that I go through a midlife crisis more than once a week. Hang in there!! At least your little ones are dang cute.

Jill said...

This is great, far more amusing from where I sit I'm sure. I'm glad you see the humor and the poetry in your mid-life crisis. Hang tough!

Amber said...

Anyone who quotes Annie Dillard has A LOT going on, mid-mid-life crisis or not!

Glad to hear love at home is winning!

Amy W. said...

You crack me up! This is definitely my year for a mid-life crisis. Too bad our trip didn't work out so we could be wacked together :) Hang in there my friend!

zeebee said...

I ran into your blog from hmm... don't remember where but I loved your insight on the "female form" so much that it inspire a post on my blog. I quoted you so I hope that is okay, Thanks!