08 November 2006

the magic number



at six in the morning, when the house was still dark and the circles beneath my eyes were saying everything I couldn't, when I was hunched over and yanking peed-on sheets from a bed for the 17th morning in a row, when I felt like the grouch in me was about to ripen, fall off and go rolling in all directions, I hear this muffled voice:

"mommy!"

"what?"

"MOMMY! MOMMY!"

"WHATAVAWHAT!?"

"three really IS the MAGIC NUMBER!"


sesame street. man, I owe so much to sesame street.

14 comments:

  1. oh how i loved sesame street... and oh how i LOVE your photo.... x three

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  2. oh girl hula, you are such a wonderful writer.

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  3. tee hee!!!! whenever jaden talks about the number three he brings that up too!!! LOVE the photo!

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  4. your house at 6am resembles my house at 6am. sesame street rules and i love that 3's song ~ i hope it plays in my brain all day.

    xo

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  5. what a great post!

    photo is phenom.

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  6. isn't it amazing how often our kids can save us from ourselves in a moments time. little superheroes to the rescue! how hilarious and precious.

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  7. mothers are truly superheroes...and i'm high fiving you from here. the picture is fabulous...HELLLO awesome angle!!!...and sesame street still holds a special place in my heart even after 34 years...

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  8. I am diggin the looking up at the subject matter and the sky perspective thing you have going on in your photos lately.

    this made me laugh- thanks

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  9. that photo rawks.
    and your writing simply wonderful...

    i love me some sesame street, too.

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  10. it really IS the magic number. yes it is.

    Great shot, sweetie.

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  11. awwww...it just warms the heart doesn't it....

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  12. That was inspired! Gotta love the early mornin' kid wisdom....

    (Does it kill the buzz to note that the song is actually from Schoolhouse Rock...?)

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