Thursday, April 15, 2010

Meet Claire

She's our social butterfly.

She HATES being alone.

Some may call her clingy or co-dependent. But we'll go with social. She would much rather sleep next to a kicking, squawking Grace than in peaceful solitude. She would much rather nap in the kitchen with us banging pots and pans than in her quiet room. She would much rather me carry her all around the house than sit in her bouncy seat alone.

So, the other day when she was feeling lonely, I carried her with me to switch out the laundry. I bent down and precariously balanced her on my thigh as I used my one free hand to transfer the clothes from the dryer to the laundry basket. Accomplishing this task made me feel especially proud of my multi-tasking abilities. But then I look down at the basket. Over at Claire. Down at the basket. Back over at Claire.

There is no way I can carry both of these upstairs at once.

Or can I?

Plus 10 points for ingenuity. Minus 30 points for putting my three-month-old in with the laundry.

Hey, at least it was clean.


Lyndsay said...

I've done that a million times, Izzie sits in the laundry basket for fun now. Parenthood= creative problem solving. :)

Abbie said...

If you had turned the laundry basket over, trapping her underneath, that's when I would become concerned.

Carrie said...

I love this blog:) It could be my favorite so far. :)

Amy said...

I agree with Carrie, your blog is one of my fave to read and believe me I read A LOT of blogs (mainly strangers I have never met, yes I am aware that is odd and slightly creepy). The laundry thing is classic, thanks for the idea :)