Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Exhausted

After the crappy events on Saturday and Sunday, I finally got my day off on Monday. All went as planned - had a great time with my old friend, Tamara and her infant son, Sam (15-months). It was a rainy day, but we managed to enjoy a couple of hours downtown and then head back to my place for some catching up and dinner. It was all good.

However, a 15-month child is quite the bundle of energy. By the time we got back to my place said child had had quite enough of being stuck in a stroller or car seat and henceforth proceeded to climb onto every piece of furniture available, make a grab every breakable object within reach and throw a still undetermined number of books off the bookshelf and place them randomly throughout my condo. Between running after said child, making dinner and chatting with friend, by the time they left at 9pm (after nearly an hour of non-stop crying/screaming until blue in the face)- I found myself crashing onto my couch in sheer exhaustion. And after some 7 hours in bed, I am still exhausted and have some trouble functioning today.

This short visit has merely confirmed my decision NEVER to have children.

3 comments:

nickt said...

I know that exhaustion all to well. Take a look at my post for today.

Why said...

NOW can you understand why I need a trip to Montreal on my own every few years??????? I've been doing this for 10 1/2 years AND I have two! Honestly, I could set myself on fire some days...

Poop (Sarah) said...

Hahahhaha. Yeah well , look at it this way; At least you got to crash on the couch and then sleep UNDISTURBED for 7 hours!!! Can you imagine the poor buggers that have like quads, or quinns or a litter of kids???? Nightmare. Utter nightmare. Thats why I swore after the second one NO MORE!! Plus it helps if you can train them to do stuff, like stopping the pending tantrum, from just throwing them a look. Yup. Got my real house trained.