Tuesday, April 15, 2008

One lone kernel of candy corn rattling around in my skull, masquerading as my brain.

Five Things Sucking the Creativity Right Out of My Scalp Today:

--Sustained awakenings at 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 a.m. Brought to me by The Amazing Non-Sleeping Baby, who seems to have temporarily absconded with Standard Regular 11-Hour-Overnight Sleeping Baby. I want the SR11-H-OSB model back.
--Blogging for Dollars. It's a good thing -- possibly even a great thing -- but it does take brain energy away from Damn Kids.
--Potato chips. They're quite delicious, although a handful of them (and nothing else all day long) doesn't make much of a meal.
--"What are we having for dinner?" "I don't know, what do you want to have for dinner?" Do I really have to explain this? Surely you good people understand.
--The nightmare of a daycare we visited today with Kid Fossil. Eight kids, all boys, ages 1-4, total chaos, owner couldn't finish a sentence without veering off into some other direction (mostly about her life story and the kids she's had in her daycare, and meanwhile she asked our daughter's name like FIVE TIMES & couldn't seem to retain it), assistants didn't make eye contact, parents are discouraged from bringing food (they make their own, and it involves boiling beef bones, apparently as flavoring for the pureed carrots), kids were climbing over the play gate separating the kids' area from the formal living room (via stacked wooden boxes on one side and a child-size chair on the other), I saw an assistant feeding two kids from the same bowl of rice cereal, there's no shade in the outdoor play area, which is "fenced" with a 3-foot-high white picket fence and is across the street from a house with a large BEWARE OF ROTTWEILER sign.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Stink Eye & Tube Steak said...

All I can think to say is good lord. Some daycares really suck.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Gleemonex said...

I know, right? And so sad for the kids that have to be in the sucky ones!

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok take the kid and run, but not near the rottweiler! seriously since when did carrots need flavoring, is it ust me or did it used to be the carrot's job to enhance flavors of food? Oh and boiling beef bones my ass it is proably some femur from the kid that hopped the baby gate, again avoid the rottweiler. at least there is recycling there!

3:03 PM  
Blogger meanie said...

speechless. i would have eaten the whole bag of potato chips.

kidding! wow, the daycare sounds horrible!

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where can i find your pay-for-play blog posts?

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Karla said...

Hey speaking of fussy babies, did you see this: http://defamer.com/380714/rickrolling-the-baby?autoplay=true
Always happy to help.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Gleemonex said...

anon 8:58, they're for the Paying Gig, aka my real job. If you work for my company, you can read them every other day; if you don't, no dice. :-)

10:06 AM  

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