My Very Short Attention Span (or, why Facebook is winning out over blogging lately)
It’s autumn…we’ve got leaves to gather (and jump in!), pumpkin patches to explore, and crisp fall weather to enjoy. I don’t want to be indoors, and I’m staring at this computer screen feeling less than inspired. I’m waiting for my little adventurer to wake from his nap, so that we can both bundle up and head outdoors.
Recently, I’ve been feeling as though my two-year-old has a better attention span than I do. My fingers hover over the keyboard, a few sentences get typed, deleted, retyped…and then I’m wandering of to the refrigerator. Later I find myself contemplating the same unfinished blog post…but then settle down on the couch with a book (lately, the book has been either pregnancy or craft-related). I feel as though I’m fluttering from here to there, not fully committed to any one task.
Blogging has been a bit much for me. Writing and rewriting, uploading photos and tinkering with photo editing…when I can barely muster up the motivation or energy to tackle my daily household chores, blogging has fallen by the wayside. Facebook? Well, now Facebook I can handle. A quick little blurp, a short sentence or two, and voila! An update. Easy, simple, and stress-free.
So I thought I’d share a few of my Facebook status updates from the past month or so. Here’s a little glimpse into the life of one very tired pregnant stay-at-home mama, and her incredibly energetic (and more often than not, incredibly amusing) little man, as seen through the lens of Facebook status updates.
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Shane: Oh no! Mommy, clean it!
Me: Clean what?
Shane: Clean a train track!
(There’s a puddle on and around his wooden train track).
Me: Shane…why is your train wet?
Shane: I pee-pee on it. Clean it?
::sigh:: Potty-training toddlers are so much fun.
Crystal … is in hysterics while listening to Shane sing “I’m a Believer.” He cracks me up!
Crystal … is making yogurt and listening to Shane & Daddy belly-laughing together…yeah, this is how we rock a Saturday night.
Crystal … just investigated a wild crashing & smashing down the hallway…and discovered Shane absolutely demolishing a hornet with only an empty plastic container as a weapon. “Mama, I squished a bug!”
Crystal … now realizes that not intervening when my diaper-less toddler fell asleep on the recliner was a Very Bad Idea. ::sigh::
Crystal … has an impatient toddler who’s standing in front of the oven chanting “Beeeeeeeeeeep! Cookies all done, Mama! Please cookies all done!”
Crystal … is watching the animated version of “Horton Hears a Who” with Shane. Or, as he calls it, “Blue Yupbahsant TV.”
Crystal … has learned reason #17 for why it’s never a good idea to step out of the room while your toddler is eating lunch: they may strip down to their birthday suit and finger-paint all over their body with mac & cheese.
Crystal … has discovered reason #271 for why I wish our bathroom door locked securely: Shane JUST discovered the diaper sprayer on the side of the toilet tank. Water, water, everywhere…