Mr. Sensitive

January 19, 2012

I’m Like A Bird

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 09:02

I have many chores and much baby in my day.  Alas for me (but hooray for Brinky) I’m not able to put off all the chores until the baby goes down for his nap.  He slept late (for him) this morning and so I was expecting a first nap beginning no earlier than 10:00.  He wasn’t much into his Dora, so I brought him into the kitchen with me for some dishwashing.  Most of the baby-level kitchen cabinets have baby latches on them on account of the many babies, but we’ve left one unlatched and full of plastic bowls for the various babies to play with.  The first two enjoyed the thought that they’d penetrated our defenses when they got into that cabinet, and Brinky is no different.  So I had my back to him, washing dishes, while he threw all the bowls out of his cabinet and onto the floor.  Quiet is a relative concept.  Only then I experienced a few minutes of absolute quiet, a few minutes being a few minutes longer than I should blithely allow such tranquility to continue unquestioned.  As it turns out, I’d stored something else at the back of the baby cabinet during the baby interregnum and subsequently forgotten about it.

We’d tried to have a bird feeder out front, several years back, before I realized that I was effectively inviting the poor things to die in the claws of our cats.  I took the feeder down, but I kept the birdseed because you never know, right?  We might have a chickadee emergency or something.

Well, birdseed’s just sunflower seeds and other, smaller seeds, right?  And people eat sunflower seeds on purpose, right?  So we should be fine.

Then why is it I’m so certain I’ll see those seeds again?  Probably sometime tomorrow.



  1. Oh, Brinky.

    Comment by euregirlsandboys — January 19, 2012 @ 10:03 | Reply

  2. I just wanted you to know I’ve had that Nelly Furtado song in my head this whole day.

    Comment by euregirlsandboys — January 19, 2012 @ 16:44 | Reply

    • You deserve the best.

      Comment by lbej — January 19, 2012 @ 17:30 | Reply

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