Friday, February 22

It's official

The fact that my thesis paper is due in two weeks, and I have struggled over three hours for but a page and a half, has me feeling a wee insane. I've pleaded with my kids to give me space and stop surrounding me as they read aloud each word as I type.

Allie: Many...a...do...le...scents...What's that word, Mom?

Insurmountable interruptions resulted in a scream at the top of my lungs, straining my vocal chords similar to when I was a tantrum-throwing adolescent myself. I read somewhere that it's ok for parents to shout in general and not directly at anyone. You know what happens when you do that? Everyone magically disappears!

3 comments:

Julie P. said...

i've tried that. it doesn't work on a 20-mo-old. but it works if you want to make your husband disappear!

Anonymous said...

Emily, love the "it's-ok -to-yell-in-general-but-not directly-at-anyone" theory. Um, i wrote that parenting book, hahaha. In Miami, leaving for Bolivia in 2 days, thinking of you, call already.
xo
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D&Z said...

Hope it's going better today- I remember writing those dreadful papers-what is your thesis on anyway?