Really, no

This is why both of us don’t play children’s songs at home now.

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No children’s songs please

This is the reason why I hate playing children’s songs to my kid. It goes on a loop in my head for days. I figure there will come a day when the kid will demand for the songs to be played or sang over and over again, so I’m putting it off for as long as I can now. My choice of music for her right now is instrumental!

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The center of the universe

That sense of self-importance was definitely very short-lived. The sleeping arrangements has since been rearranged. The baby is now (and has always been) the center of the universe.

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Not my hair please

If she had grabbed just one strand of hair I might have sacrificed it. But she grabbed hold of two strong, deeply rooted hair which would have hurt a lot to sacrifice. I couldn’t even put her down to gently pry it out of her hands since she was having far too much fun and just would not let go.

But some battles just must be won. Especially when it involves postpartum hair fall and irrepressible whitening of hair. Every healthy, black hair must be protected.

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Boo

So when The Mister realised Coffee was being a bit of a timid mouse, he decided to nurture the lion in her… by scaring her whenever he could. He had so much fun doing it, he extended his fun to his mother. I think it’s going to be a handful if/when we have a son 🙄🤦🏻‍♀️

And yes, it did work. Coffee is no longer easily scared. She still jumps at sudden sounds but she’s more curious than afraid now.

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One of those days

It was one of those crazy hectic exhausting days. When I had time alone by myself for the first time in a week, a momma sat near me with her newborn baby and all the exhaustion just melted away in that few seconds.

Just a few seconds.

After texting The Mister the aching neck and shoulders went back aching and reminding me that no, I am not quite ready just yet. Although a part of me thinks we should just go for all 3 kids and be crazy exhausted for this five years and then get on with life.

You never know. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Burping the parent

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It’s been forever since I drew. Two months back it seemed impossible to do any of my own stuff for an extended period without the baby demanding for attention. I got so tired tussling between the baby and doing my own thing, I decided to just give up on my own self for a bit and devote myself to her for a time. Since as the saying goes, “the nights are long but the years are short.”

Nowadays the baby does seem to be contented to play by herself longer and it’s getting marginally easier to care for her. She’s 8 months old now, on solids and generally a very sweet and contented baby.

The transition for The Mister and I is still ongoing and still weighs over us but the joy of the Lord, which is the joy of knowing the reality of a good God who loves us and provides for us as our perfect Father, continues to give us strength for each day. And truly, we need His strength afresh every day.

While there are times I wished for different and better things in our days, I cannot imagine or ask for a greater blessing than what we have been experiencing.

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:5-6

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