I borrowed this idea from WestPhillyMama, by way of Jana. I think I love it.


I’m doing this on a Thursday because I haven’t blogged in ages and it’s not Sunday and I don’t have to live by anyone’s rules, goddammit.

This is not true. The Who has a zillion rules that I have to live by. You must watch shows with him. You mustn’t miss any second of it. You must pause if you have to go to the potty. You mustn’t begin eating your breakfast or drinking your coffee until the show has begun (which means AFTER the opening credits.) You mustn’t speak when he is trying to listen to a show. You mustn’t take down his “restructions” that he has built during the day. You mustn’t take the chocolate sauce out of the fridge, just in case he decides he wants to do it. You mustn’t let the water from the shower head reach his body before it has reached prime, optimum temperature. You must leave the driver side door open so he can climb from his carseat out that door. You must remember to bring a snack for school pick-up and you must leave it in his carseat for him to discover when he gets there. You must let him sign his name on the school sign-in, even if you are late for work. You must say goodbye to him in the morning when you leave for work, even if he is still asleep. You must play his music in the car. You must read two stories and sing two songs at night.

See? A lot of rules. And there are more, too. I pity the fool who comes in cold to take care of him, not that that ever happens around here. But sometimes even m* gets caught in a snag of not knowing the rules, especially if it’s a newly invented one or one that only occurs at times when he is with me, like the school-related ones.

So, yeah. When finally given the opportunity not to follow a rule, more often than not, I’mma take it.


This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking.** This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post (in the sidebar). .
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

** I totally spellchecked.

One thought on “Raw.

  1. I love your blog! It cracks me up. Seems like theo and Asher are sharing some chapters of the same rule book : rigid night time ritual especially! But you would be surprised to know that Asher would most likely be perfectly fine with someone else who was not following the rules. We are special! 🙂

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